*GE cross-licensed its patents with Westinghouse **Sylvania was licensed by du Pont ***Market share among carriers reporting to the Federal Communications Commission †Federal district court put Microsoft's share of Intel and Mac-based desktop operating systems at "well above 80%" ‡Total social media platform market shares exceed 100% because many people have more than one account.
Sources: Michael Scherer, Harvard University; Federal district court; Statcounter; eMarketer; Global Web Index; Codex Group.
Top tech companies owe their market position in part to heavy investment in new products and technology.
R&D spending as a share of revenue
Johnson & Johnson
Procter & Gamble
*Amazon’s ‘technology and content’ spending which is broader than spending on R&D alone.
Source: FactSet via WSJ Market Data Group.