Monday, May 2, 2011

Apple juggernaut sends ripples through tech world




Consumer technology companies reporting financial results this week are
looking like rowboats bobbing in the wake of Apple Inc.'s supertanker.Close
to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable
company, after Exxon Mobil Corp. On April 20, it reported net income of
$5.99 billion for the January-to-March period, nearly double that of a
year ago. It shipped a record