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Google Becomes More Valuable Than Microsoft

Google has surpassed Microsoft's market valuation to become the world’s second-largest technology company.

This morning at 11:13 AM in New York, Google's share prices enjoyed a 0.7 percent increase to $759.98, resulting in a market capitalization of around $249.2 billion. The search engine giant's previous record was $747.24. Microsoft, however, saw its shares fall 0.3 percent to $29.67, representing a $248.7 billion valuation.

To put this in some perspective, Google was $19 billion behind Microsoft in market capitalization during the opening stages of 2012. If you look back two years ago, the latter was the world’s most valuable technology company, but was beaten by Apple due to the hype of the iPhone 5. The iOS developer's own market valuation, meanwhile, is a staggering $632.9 billion.

“The PC hardware business is obviously struggling,” said Martin Pyykkonen, a Wedge Partners analyst to Businessweek. “The transition here is pretty straightforward in terms of where things have moved to and certainly that’s cloud, that’s Web.”

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  • master_chen
    FINALLY. THE TIME HAS COMETH...
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  • jhansonxi
    I expect that analyists will see this as another Ballmer milestone. It will be interesting to see if Win8 changes the trend (I have doubts).
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  • boyabunda
    Will eventually overtake Apple...
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  • JOSHSKORN
    If Microsoft would have JUST tweaked Windows 8 so we can...:::ehem:::...START it the way we want to...
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  • eternalkp
    I hope it will take Apple
    I love google. Beside Jelly Bean.
    I mean google has given us so many FREE things...
    google search, map, translate, earth, gmail, chrome, drive, youtube, voice, currents, local, vtok, latitude, wallet, shopper.

    Apple charges for everything. I remember buying a $300 ipod and NO songs came with it.
    AppleTV, what a joke concept. Why would I buy tv shows?

    My western digital hdtv player is awesome. Playing 1080p mkv files with subtitles
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  • maximus81
    Wait till Microsoft releases Windows 8 and we will see it go down even more.
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  • bllue
    eternalkpI hope it will take AppleI love google. Beside Jelly Bean.I mean google has given us so many FREE things...google search, map, translate, earth, gmail, chrome, drive, youtube, voice, currents, local, vtok, latitude, wallet, shopper.Apple charges for everything. I remember buying a $300 ipod and NO songs came with it.AppleTV, what a joke concept. Why would I buy tv shows?My western digital hdtv player is awesome. Playing 1080p mkv files with subtitlesI wouldn't say it's exactly free considering your entire internet history and person is sold to the highest bidder
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  • ddpruitt
    Imagine Apple and Microsoft are both over 25 years old, Google's done it in only 10. Let's see what the next 10 years bring.
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  • jimmyjohnz
    I'm a supporter of this as long as Google sticks to their motto.

    Don't be evil, Google, please don't be evil.
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  • fwaits
    Shows how powerful the ad revenue business is in this day and age.
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