Google Will "Win" 2013, but Apple's the Stock to Buy

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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  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2012, at 8:25 PM, techy46 wrote:

    Samsung will win in 2013 not Google if we're talking about profits. Intel will win in 2013 not ARM if we're talking about profits. Apple will come in a nice second and Microsoft will come in a nice third. Google's numer 1 in web advertising and search but that's nothing to brag about.

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2012, at 9:08 PM, SirDennis wrote:

    happypoordays; how can you suggest Apple has "nothing new: for consumers without really knowing what's in the pipeline? Others who DO know will argue with you - like me. As for "everything [being] so boring already," profits on iPads, iPhones, iMacs, etc aren't boring to those of us who have the brains to invest in them and watch the profits rise! Sorry my friend, you're simply wrong or ill-informed.

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2012, at 9:15 PM, H3D wrote:

    @techy46

    So even if Apple stands still for the next year, how exactly, is Samsung going to triple its profits?

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2012, at 10:17 PM, lrd555 wrote:

    Keep dreaming.

    Google's going to have another dismal quarter. Apple's revenues this quarter will approach 6X that of Google's.

    Google will never see numbers like Apple's.

    2013 will be the year of decline for Google.

  • Report this Comment On January 01, 2013, at 2:58 AM, deasystems wrote:

    @happypoordays: "Apple is dead for 2013 as they have nothing new for consumers and everything is so boring already."

    Almost everything Apple sells is new for 2013. And everything happypoordays says about Apple is boring--and wrong--already.

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