standard Microsoft Outpaces Google, Becomes Second Most Valuable Tech Company in the World

bg_Microsoft_logo3-20120824073001907469-620x349A few days ago, when Google announced their quarterly earning; their market share responded unfavorably, leading to a drop in the stock prices and the market cap. That paired alongside some favorable earnings from Microsoft meant that Microsoft replaced Google as the world’s 2nd most valuable tech company (behind Apple of course).

As of today Microsoft have further pulled ahead of Google, closing with a market cap of $359.5 Billion, while Google are valued at $345.75 Billion.

Source: Techcrunch


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  • jiipee

    Interesting to see, what is the future of MS. Now it looks like that Google has destroyed the embedded OS business, next could be consumer office application business and consumer OS business, when those are good enough for the masses and revenues come from advertising.

    MS has strong foothold in the business application segment and I highly doubt that businesses are willing to join Google’s camp. Windows (onpremise) server business will diminish and applications are served from the cloud (SaaS or virtualized).

    It’s hard to imagine MS continuing long in the consumer space as strongly as they do now, if no strong development is shown fast.

    • Zicoz

      We’ll just have to wit and see how long Google can keep throwing money at loss-projects. They keep failing at mobile advertising, and to be honest I don’t see their ad-business thriving as much in the future as even today we see more and more success for freemium and paid content.

  • Jazz

    Y’know, the way their moving their Jigsaw pieces slowly into place, MS have their fingers in more Tech Pies than anyone else.

    Could prove to be a master-stroke in the long run.