Sunday Spectacle LXXII

Apple's Market Cap Surpasses Microsoft's

(source: "A sour taste - Microsoft loses its top spot to Apple," The Economist, May 27, 2010.)

In what would have been unthinkable 10 years ago, Apple's market cap surpassed Microsoft to become the second most valuable publicly-listed company in the world (behind ExxonMobil.) Apple and Microsoft were major rivals in the past but don't really compete directly anymore. Of course, using other metrics the gap is still fairly large (for instance, as the chart shows, Microsoft's earnings are still over 2x higher.)

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1 Response to Sunday Spectacle LXXII

Jae Jun
May 30, 2010 at 1:21 AM

it also goes to show the sentiment the market has between aapl and msft. Msft is seen as a dinosaur despite profitability.

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