Historic Day in Tech: Google Passes Microsoft's Market Cap

For the first time in history, Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) has officially surpassed Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) in terms of market cap. This achievement underscores Google's recent rally, having been up around 36% over the past three months. In the preceding video, Fool.com analyst Andrew Tonner provides the full rundown on the story and discusses the larger question of what this historic day in tech says about the current state of technology.

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Andrew Tonner owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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