Chart of a week: Horace Dediu follows a money
FORTUNE — Asymco’s Horace Dediu, a master of a tech attention informational graphic, outdid himself with a set of bar charts he posted Friday comparing a income and handling income of Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), Samsung and Amazon (AMZN).
The procedure for “Bits v. Bytes: Follow a money” was a proclamation final week of Google’s initial entirely branded hardware product, a $1,299 cover called the Chromebook Pixel. Why, Dediu asks, would a Web-centric, service-oriented association like Google wish to get into a hardware business? The answer is in his charts:
“Apple and Samsung,” he writes, “tower over a fortunes for software-only Microsoft or service-oriented Google and Amazon. Although all companies are growing, a value, as tangible by a buyer, resides in a whole product. Putting aside all a theory, a numbers are staggering. Google, Microsoft and Amazon are skimming increase though they are not quite fit during distinction era vis-a-vis a integrated Apple (and increasingly integrated Samsung.)”