Google outgrows Microsoft to become the second-largest tech company in the world

Google outgrows Microsoft to become the second-largest tech company in the world
For the first time today Google surpassed Microsoft’s market evaluation and became the world’s second largest tech company after Apple.

Analysts are taking this as a clear indication of how the web is solving tasks previously reserved for the offline PC, and how the growth of mobile has been a key driver to Google’s success.

Google now has over $249 billion in market cap, while Microsoft fell to around $248.8 billion. The two companies will probably trade positions for a certain period of time, but given Google and Microsoft’s dynamics, it’s expected that in a couple of days Google will firmly establish itself on the second place.

Still, that’s the market capitalization, and this means it’s a hugely volatile measure and one that changes swiftly. Still, it’s definitely telling of investors’ sentiment towards the two company, and right now Google is winning it.

Still, when it comes to market valuation nobody comes even close to Apple's nearly $632 billion. That's much more than Google and Microsoft combined.

source: Bloomberg

Google outgrows Microsoft to become the second-largest tech company in the world



1. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

From just a search engine to this :)

9. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Now it's for Google to rip off apple!!!! :-)

30. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

More like rip into Apple and shred it to make Apple Pie (patent pending) :) Congrats Google awesome job and MS get your act together and at least be second...I respect you too...well played for all those years!

32. iphone4me

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

Yeah, like they ripped off The iPhone Design. ;-((

10. NokiaLumia920

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

an engine that violate your privacy everyday

36. SleepingOz unregistered

umad bro? =]

49. DechyX

Posts: 155; Member since: May 16, 2011

unless you're building bombs or something else illegal... why do you care?

51. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

exactly. and you cant have all the great services without sharing your info and data. with Google i can trust my data.

54. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Because I'm looking up "how to make chloroform napkins to strangle people with" every day. ;D

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

What search engine....doesnt? I would like an example of one that doesnt. If you worried about privacy so wouldnt be online as we speak.

58. SleepingOz unregistered

BING! BING doesn't! Oh wait..

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

congrats Google. keep up the innovation & Don`t be Evil, ever:)

18. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Really scary warning for Google !

22. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

its not a warning its just my way of appreciating what google has done for its consumers

68. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Amazing, isnt it?

2. MeoCao unregistered

Google is outstanding, the way they absorb acquisitions is admirable, all major buys work: Android, YouTube, ... Motorola will be the next big thing for Google and I'm sure Google will overtake Apple as the World's biggest company.

3. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

i think microsoft will be gone forever in the next 20 years

7. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

plz post your comment after 20 years

8. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah and you are going to be using what on your PC

13. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

The PC will be lucky to last 10 years.

16. MeoCao unregistered

I think phones will replace PC, at home you just connect your phone to what ever peripherals you have and voila - a PC. Android has a multi-user feature and phones already can do most things people do with their PC.

50. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

I personally am an Ubuntu user here and stay away from Microsoft and Apple products. One is too slow, and the other is too closed in my opinion.

55. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I love Windows 7 and Macs are pretty cool. I just use Windows 7 because of the software support. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu soon!

4. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Google is best. No wonder it become the second largest tech company. I want to see Google in 1st position.

19. iphone4me

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

You got that right, "SECOND" to #1, NUMERO "UNO", "ICHIBAN" -----> APPLE! (^_~)

5. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Google outgrowed MS on being open source.i am very excited about Google's upcoming projects i.e Google glasses & Self driving car.

6. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

problem with MS they holdback alot these days. too slow. like the surface, my interest is fast fading away due to long release date after introduction. until now prices are not available.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Ummm. Victor, the word you want to use is valuation. Evaluate means to rate something.

14. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Will NEVER EVER EVER be number 1. We know who that belongs too. Keep looking up google at your master.

38. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

apple troll why comment , shouldnt you be carefully holding your phone so you dont scratch it, maybe apple will give you a bubble to protect it made of your sad delusion

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