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With little or no news that is impressive enough to merit a big piece, some interesting tid-bits about Apple, and its stock, that is in gravity defying mode. Rob Hof of Business Week, who doesn’t blog enough, though he should, points me to this story over […]

With little or no news that is impressive enough to merit a big piece, some interesting tid-bits about Apple, and its stock, that is in gravity defying mode. Rob Hof of Business Week, who doesn’t blog enough, though he should, points me to this story over on News.com, that points out that Apple stock closed at $80.86 yesterday.

…the accidental reference to Intel’s 8086, the 1978 processor that spawned the x86 architecture that PC users are so familiar with.

Over on WSJ’s Morning Brief, Joseph Schuman points out that with the stock being what it is, Steve Jobs is going to be worth about $808.6 million in just Apple stock. Three years ago he exchanged seemingly worthless options for 10 million shares of restricted stock. There is that 8086 number again!

Chuck Jones, manager of $16 billion for Atlantic Trust Stein Roe is happy to fork over “another $808.6 million to have him create another $65 billion in market cap.” Ah nothing like fair weather friends. Like Google, Apple is one punch away from getting pounded in the stock market. Not enough iPod sales, “sell-off.”

PS: Does anyone else find it funny that CEO of Intel, one of the largest tech companies in the world, is willing to show-up on stage in a bunny suit? I bet you Andy Grove won’t do that! And what does it really say about Intel and its relevance in the tech ecosystem!

  1. Google to $1000 and Apple to $200 (why not, let’s dance to the dot com drums all over again — its the American Way).

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  2. Does anyone else find it funny that CEO of Intel, one of the largest tech companies in the world, is willing to show-up on stage in a bunny suit? I bet you Andy Grove won’t do that! And what does it really say about Intel and its relevance in the tech ecosystem!

    It shows Intel has stopped being an exclusively engineering driven company and is now equally focused on consumer marketing.

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  3. Intel has now become that old friend of yours who has been lonely for a while and then gets a new girlfriend who has him totally whipped. So whipped in fact he agrees to go to a halloween party at one of HER friend’s house dressed up as Sonny and Cher or a Doctor and Nurse or some other pathetic “couples costume”, meanwhile all of HIS friends are at a bar watching a ballgame.

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  4. Consumer marketing is one thing, but a mega billion dollar company ceo in bunny suits making a fool out of … never mind. maybe that is consumer marketing!

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  5. SJG…. that is a wonderful analogy… crude but works.

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  6. Yesterday was a sweet reminder that innovation has pushed the Wintel Dynasty off its perth.

    Props to Otellini, for being bold enough, to put a different face or space-suit on for his new audience;)

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  7. so what about IBM/MOTO? and is this the reason that moto is going to take iTunes out of their phones? in retaliation for apple dropping their chipset?

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  8. Andy Grove actually attended the event. I saw him with Steve. He was not in a bunny suit.

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  9. Moto’s chip business, freescale is a free standing business now, and I wonder if they have that kind of “influence” anymore. I am sure… they must have tried, but INtel must have given huge “financial” sops for this deal

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  10. I also found the bunny suit thing to be pretty funny… but… I do have a vague memory of Andy Grove dressing up in something similar for a technology announcement. I could totally be imagining things, but it’s on the tip of my brain right now. Could have even been at a Windows conference (which are generally very forgettable).

    Somebody chime in if they remember what I’m talking about.

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