Could you imagine someone telling you at the start of 2008 that over the next five years Google would grow its sales three-fold over the next half decade, disrupt Microsoft's Web browser, and create an operating system that would challenge the company?

Not only that, but Google will have a mobile operating system set to be in 450 million phones in 2012, more than the total number of PCs sold! Not only that, but Google would still be the dominant search engine, controlling two-thirds of U.S. searches and more than 90% of searches in many other countries.

You likely would have bought Google hand over fist. Yet, amid all those victories, over the past five years Google's shares have been flat while Apple's are up more than 160%.

In the video below, Eric Bleeker describes why Apple will continue to be the better investment in 2013, in spite of Android's eye-popping adoption rate.

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