Apple and Microsoft are atop the leader board when it comes to both product success and market capitalization, or valuation. We take a look at the pro's and con's of each, and layout our predictions on which we think has the right stuff long-term (and why LinkedIn is more important that you might think). Plus our Fast Five: Trend Micro identifies some major security gaps in Industrial IoT (IIoT) protocols; Qualcomm's new Snapdragon "platform" and 5G; Australia's new "show us the data" anti-encryption legislation; Microsoft's iOS update for Outlook; and the US taps Canada as a "trade" partner, seeking the extradition of the CFO of Chinese firm Huawei. Our Tech Bites Winner: Facebook, with its "let's bypass user consent to gather information" approach to trust and transparency. Our Crystal Ball: When we we see Apple deliver a true 5G iPhone? This episode features: Daniel Newman (@danielnewmanUV) and Fred McClimans (@fredmcclimans). If you haven't already, please subscribe to our show on iTunes or SoundCloud. For inquiries or more information on the show you may email the team at email@example.com or follow @FuturumXYZ on Twitter and feel free to direct inquires through that channel as well. To learn more about Future research please visit www.futurumresearch.com. As a reminder, the Futurum Tech Podcast is intended as an informational newsletter only. No investment advice is offered. While equities are frequently discussed, no investment advice is offered or implied.