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Apple Continues to Absolutely Crush Competition

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Have a look at the latest domestic smartphone data from comScore and then tell me the following points don't hold true:

  • When you consider, from a marketshare standpoint, the advantage a free OS and fragmentation to the point of saturation/dilution (double-edged sword) give Samsung and Google (GOOG), it's difficult to conclude anything but Apple (AAPL) continues to crush both companies in the smartphone race.
  • And the notion that Apple -- or anybody else for that matter -- was going to crush Pandora (P) has been proven absolutely 100% false.

Those numbers (and these numbers) simply speak for themselves. That and the blood on the street from people who were short Pandora at $8 and continue, for some mindless reason, to wax bearish absent anything resembling real work or insight into the company.

Learn a lesson. And don't get on the wrong side of a well-managed company. That holds true for AAPL in 2014 as it gets set to power to $1,000. By the same arcade token, don't fall for any hype around a horribly-managed company such as Microsoft (MSFT) that can't even sniff an eek's worth of mobile marketshare.

--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.

Rocco Pendola is a columnist for TheStreet. Pendola makes frequent appearances on national television networks such as CNN and CNBC as well as TheStreet TV. Whenever possible, Pendola uses hockey, Springsteen or Southern California references in his work. He lives in Santa Monica.

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