October 1, 2012
For the first time in history, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) 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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