Cisco and the Tablet Wars: Everyone Can Win

Earlier this summer, Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO  ) announced plans to enter the tablet game with a business-focused product. Some in the business world painted the entry as an "Apple-crushing" move, but Fool co-founder David Gardner wants to eschew that line of thinking.

Investing is not like a sporting event, even though we're led to believe it's an X-vs.-Y game -- AOL versus Microsoft back in the day, or Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) iPad versus Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN  ) Kindle now.

In this Fool TV video, David explains why more often than not, there aren't zero-sum stakes. He believes Amazon and Apple both make great products -- and that both can reward shareholders. And if Cisco can make the Cius a great product, it too can succeed for Cisco shareholders. Watch the video here:

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Fool co-founder David Gardner owns shares of AOL, Amazon, and Apple. Microsoft is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. Apple and are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on Microsoft. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2010, at 2:44 PM, TMFOpie wrote:

    Well said about capitalism, David. Competition makes the best companies even better. The iPad will certainly have more competition over the next several years but Apple will still likely dominate, I think. And here's an article today from a research firm that agrees:

    Fool on,


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