Computing Movers and Shakers

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Main
Income
Stream
Year
Started
WhereAnnual
Revenue
$US billion
Employees
(,000s)
Recent
Australian
News
(and other topics)
AmazonCloud Computing1994USA9341In 2017 plan to install major warehouses, taking on sites like Harvey Norman
Amazon(a)
eBay(b)
Alibaba(c)
E-Commerce1994(a)
1995(b)
1999(c)
USA(a)
USA(b)
China(c)
341(a)
12(b)
50(c)
E-Commerce Revenue
$135 billion(a) $9 billion(b) $24 billion(c)
AMDProcessor (x86) 1969USA49IBM had insisted there be a "second-source" manufacturer for Intel's patented x86 chip.
AppleComputers1976USA218116Apple Timeline of Events
ARMProcessor Design (RISC)1990UK0.34Click here for an article on how ARM licenses its IP Intellectual Property for smartphones etc
CiscoNetworks1984USA4972
FacebookAdvertising2004USA2819In 2017, along with Google now paying tax in Australia. Both companies earned 77% of online advertising revenue worldwide in 2016, and together took 99% of the revenue increase on 2015.
Fujitsu
includes ICL-UK
Mainframes and Systems1935Japan47159
GoogleAdvertising1998 USA9057In 2017 with Facebook now paying tax in Australia. Both companies earned 77% of online advertising revenue worldwide in 2016, and together took 99% of the revenue increase on 2015.
HP (Enterprise)Servers and Networks1939USA52195
HP (Inc.)Computers1939USA4849
IBMMainframes and Systems1911USA77380
IntelProcessor (x86)1968USA59106
LenovoComputers1984China4360
MicrosoftSoftware1975USA85114Microsoft Timeline of Events
MYOB Accounting Software1991Australia0.240The 40,000 number includes their network of accountants, bookkeepers and other professional partners throughout Australia and New Zealand
MotorolaWalkie-Talkies1928USA614In 2011 Google purchased Motorola mobile consumer-oriented lines, expressly for its portfolio of patents, and thus protect Android vendors from lawsuits (in particular from Apple). Sold on to Lenovo in 2014, but Google retained most of those patents.
NCRATMs POS Services1884USA630
Oracle
includes Sun Microsystems
Enterprise Software1977USA37136
QuickBooksEnterprise Software1983USA57.7
SageEnterprise Software1981UK213
SalesforceEnterprise Software1999USA825
SamsungComputers1938South Korea139489Total revenue in 2016 $US 177 billion (KRW 201.87 trillion) included other non-technology related revenue
SAPEnterprise Software1972Germany2484
Unisys includes Sperry & BurroughsMainframes and Systems1886USA320
XeroAccounting Software2006New Zealand0.31

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