NBR’s Ultimate Stock Cup: Global Rivals: Apple vs. Samsung

As countries battle it out in the World Cup for the ultimate prize in soccer, we decided to launch a competition of our own. Over the next four weeks we’ll take a look at 16 companies that battle it out everyday in the business world. Our second match up is Apple versus Samsung. We want your take! Tell us your pick:

 

Apple

Born: 1976

International Headquarters: Cupertino, California

2013 Revenue: $170 billion

Over the years Apple’s core has morphed from personal computing to mobile. But its mission has stayed the same: innovation. Its iPods, iPhones, iPads are not only easy to use, but stunning and sleek.

Samsung

Born: 1938

International Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

2013 Revenue: $327 billion

Samsung has challenged Apple in phone technology and design. Over the past two years it has captured the title as the world leader in mobile phone sales thanks to its popular Galaxy phones. The company is building the world’s largest cell phone factory in Vietnam and its expanding into drug making and biotechnology. As South Korea’s biggest conglomerate it’s already a major player in everything from shipbuilding and construction to finance and aerospace.

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