Microsoft and Google in a contest for…second

Microsoft and Google in a contest for…second
While Apple sits at the top of the list of most valuable companies, roughly $760 billion by market cap, Microsoft and Google have seen their respective market values rise as well, bolstered by steady revenues and market growth.

The two companies’ respective market values barely eclipse that of Apple, making their place for the second spot on the list a distant one.

As it stands, Microsoft closed on Friday with a market cap of roughly $392 billion on the heels of a largely positive quarterly earnings report. Google’s earnings did not seem to have as much momentum, the bane of declining ad revenue, but expanded cloud services at the apparent expense of Amazon have the search giant valued at about $384 billion.

Microsoft and Google are not only positioning as second-most-valuable “tech” companies, but second-most-valuable companies, period. It was not even a year ago that either of these companies were challenging Exxon Mobil for that position. Now both companies have grown well beyond the energy giant's valuation, and while they are not anywhere near approaching Apple's market value, their trajectory is decidedly upward.

Indeed, the technology sector is doing well, and there is something right about seeing Microsoft and Google competing head-to-head in so many areas, even if it is not really an even match-up in mobile.

reference: TechCrunch

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231 Comments

1. Annus

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

this battle is gonna continue for aaaaa longgggg time....

5. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

What about Facebook ?

2. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Yes .. let them fight. What Google and Microsoft did not realize is that Apple's Spaceship Campus is merely a guise. It is going to be the Great Eye. Soon when completed, Apple will consume and rule them all with the iRing. " One Ring to Rule 'em all, and in the Darkness, Bind them! " Bwahaha... bwahahahaaha ... hahaha (*Evil laughter)

3. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

ok...

30. gaming64 unregistered

Lord of the Rings reference spotted P.S. I'm a fan of LOTR so if you have tango, call me

143. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

You insult LOTR fans worldwide by claiming to be one of us... And try adding punctuation to your post next time.

147. gaming64 unregistered

And you claim yourself to be one? LOL. I can see the hypocrisy in your post. You have no evidence that you're a LOTR fan.

149. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I would feel ashamed if he was one.

150. gaming64 unregistered

He basically isn't. He's just finding a way to bash iUsers and pretend to be a fan of any product besides Apple.

152. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Incorrect. I'm bashing YOU. You'll note the difference.

162. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Agreed. He's full of crap.

170. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

So are you.

153. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

I see you're in cheerleader mode again. And cheering on a guy that's recently bashed you, no less. Oh, and: http://i.imgur.com/hmGJ9UM.jpg

155. gaming64 unregistered

At least he supported the right person unlike you who support lies

156. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

What lies? That you bashed him. That's a FACT. Need me to post the link?

163. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*yawn* Can't you come with anything else?

169. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't you?

151. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

And there's evidence that you're one? Hahahahahahahaha!! Good joke.

154. gaming64 unregistered

You're laughing at yourself. I'm a diehard LOTR fan. Eru Illuvatar will never be pleased to have a butthurt guy like you. Oh, first time you heard it? I already knew this long ago so dont expect that I researched just for this comment. Since this is the internet where guys like you can say lies everytime, I guess it would be petty useless to get in that thick skull of yours.

157. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

The internet is where people get to lie. That's why you thrive here. And I am laughing at you, because you're a JOKE. I've been a LOTR fan since the OG Hobbit that was shown as a cartoon on television during the holiday season. Your bumburned self was most likely still in pampers when that happened. And there is no "supreme being" anywhere that would be happy to have you. And it's "pretty", not "petty".

158. gaming64 unregistered

You could have said that as a first reaction to my first comment instead of getting butthurt immediately.

159. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'll say what I want, bumburned. Don't you? As I recall, it was you that "fired shots" my way on an Apple related article first, not too long ago. Now you want me to respond all nice-like to? Not gonna happen. Shouldn't have picked the fight in the first place. The best you can do is not "say" anything to me, and I won't "say" anything to you.

160. gaming64 unregistered

Sorry but I'll never stop. I would rather express what I think about you and your posts rather than stay silent. I never expect you to respond nicely so dont expect nice things from me too.

161. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who said I expect anything from you? And by all means, keep expressing yourself, in whatever manner you see fit. But don't get your panties in a bunch when I do the same.

194. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yeah what ever that means -___-

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Considering how profitable the iwatch is, how cheap it is for apple to create and how much they charge, I think apple is a bubble, that is straining, because Apple lives and breathes of its reputation, when that reputation bubble bursts and that the mass people don't believe in their reputation anymore, they are going to take a huge hit because people will realize that they can get the exact same stuff, just as good if not better, for less. How long it will last, I don't know, probably a while yet, but yeah with ifixits teardown of the watch and the price of components revealed....yeah...

11. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Do you remember when Google sold its Google Glass at 1500$?

17. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Because it wasn't a consumer product?

130. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Still , as a hardware product that isn't yet ready for consumers and that had a much lower hardware cost than it sold. Also remember that this isn't a kickstarter campaign,it is one of the biggest corporations in the world.

19. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yes, but it wasn't a consumer product, it was basically a developer device, kinda like how the occulus rift is currently, so yeah. So don't think that works that well for comparing.

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