Microsoft is now a more valuable company than Google

This Company Pips Google's Alphabet To Become 3rd Most Valuable Firm

This Company Pips Google's Alphabet To Become 3rd Most Valuable Firm

Microsoft has briefly surpassed Google's parent company Alphabet in market value for the first time in three years, suggesting a strong bounceback from a company widely regarded to have lost its way after Bill Gates left his post. On Tuesday, the software giant ended regular trading with a market cap of $753 billion, which was better than Google parent's $739 billion.

The change means that the company behind Windows is the third most valuable company in the world.

Apple and Amazon have the Number 1 and 2 spots, respectively.

Microsoft's latest rally has been sparked by growth in its cloud computing business, which is bigger than Google's though it still trails Amazon Web Services. The swelling valuations have energized hypothesis as to which United States tech organization will be the first to come to a $1 trillion-advertise top.


Microsoft's cloud-computing business is a piece of what has impelled its development. Apple is flirting with a $1 trillion market capitalization.

Now the company's shares are close to passing $100 and it is believed by some analysts that its cloud business could even double in the next few years.

KitGuru Says: I think it's an ambitious statement for analysts to suggest Microsoft will near the $1 trillion market when Apple has been so close, yet so far from the milestone for quite some time. The company has also stopped keeping Windows in the heart of everything.

While many associate Microsoft with their Windows operating system, Microsoft has been putting more resources into other divisions, such as Cloud and AI. For a few divisions, similar to retail, Azure's cloud benefit shows an engaging contrasting option to working with Amazon, whose online business straightforwardly contends with retailers, he said. He's propagated a "cloud-first" approach at Microsoft ever since he took over from Steve Ballmer in 2014. Google went public in 2004 and spent the next eight years closing the gap with Microsoft, which debuted on the stock market in 1986.

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