As many of today's major tech companies continue their search for growth, they're now more than ever encroaching on one another's core competencies. Perhaps the best example is Google as it takes increased aim at Microsoft's core strength of operating systems. In the following video, Andrew Tonner, the Fool's technology analyst, speaks with Brendan Byrnes as he breaks down this emerging dynamic that has billions hanging in the balance.

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