Apple's Tim Cook and Microsoft's Peter Klein

[Correction: Microsoft’s presentation is Wednesday. Apologies for the mistake. Post and headline updated to reflect accurate days and times.]

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft financial chief Peter Klein are among the speakers this week at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference in San Francisco, and if you’re looking for some entertainment, the audio from both sessions will be available online.

Cook is slated to start around 12:30 p.m. Pacific time today, with Klein speaking around 1:30 p.m on Wednesday.

One big question relating to both companies is how quickly the tablet market will grow in the quarters and years ahead, and whether the upcoming wave of Windows 8 tablets can challenge the iPad’s dominance of the market.

It’s unlikely that Cook will comment directly on reports predicting a smaller iPad to rival Amazon’s Kindle Fire, but it will be worth listening closely to his comments for any

Phones and patents will no doubt be another big topic, with the U.S. Justice Department and European Commission this week giving clearance to Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

Google’s Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Chrome and Apps, is slated to preset at the same conference on Thursday.

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  • Guest

    LOL. Talk about a tale of opposites. Apple: monster growth, already up 25% this year, new all time highs, nearing 2X MS’s valuation, talking about starting to also dole out some of that $98 billion of cash. MS: almost no growth, stock still stuck at 1990 levels, no return in more than a decade, no increase in the dividend. What a joke.

    Klein should just stand up and apologize, then sit down again.

  • Bob

    MS left it far too late. The iPad ecosystem is now simply too strong. At best they’re playing for #2 against Android, and even that is far from assured.

  • Guest

    You can buy Apple at 10.77 times forward earnings and get 50-70% growth, or buy MS at 10.12 and get sub-5% growth. Is this really a decision point? Apple has gone up more ever year on average than MS has over the last ten combined. Frankly, relative to growth, MS looks very overvalued here while Apple, despite the recent run, is still very inexpensive. Klein has an impossible task trying to convince anyone to put their money in MS vs Apple.

  • Guest

    MS investor = oxymoron.

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