Staff composition is an important driver

Median pay of S&P500 companies

The Wall Street Journal has a interesting article on median pay of S&P 500 companies which contains a few of the tech giants. Here are some interesting numbers:

  • S&P500 median pay: $69k
  • Alphabet / Google: $197k
  • Facebook: $240k
  • Amazon: $28k

Obviously, the composition of the work force of each of these companies greatly influences the median pay. Interestingly enough Apple is one of the companies missing from this report even though it’s part of the S&P500 AFAIK.

Apple’s ecosystem economy is the size of a large country

Companies rule the world

Last week, there was a lot of hoopla around Facebook and Google running market research apps on Appl…

Tech wars

When Titans Fight

Apple, Google and Amazon are the most valuable companies in the world and they’re fighting to each o…

Market saturation on a different scale

Peak attention

We’ve reached peak attention on the internet. As you can see from the graph below, the time spent on…

History says yes

Disrupting Facebook and Google

NYMag poses the question if Facebook and Google be disrupted? The writer argues that both have self-…