Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MarketIf Apple’s iPhone was an independent company it would still be more valuable than Google or Microsoft, according to Apple watcher Horace Dediu.
They’re back at it. After reporting earnings yesterday, Google and Microsoft are once again locked in their long-running battle for second. Apple, the most valuable technology company, is also the most valuable company in the world, with Google and Microsoft rounding off the top three. Google, up 3.56 percent as of the time of writing, is currently worth $385.59 billion.
Google passed Microsoft today for the title of third-most valuable publicly traded company, following market leaders Exxon Mobil and Apple. The company overtook Microsoft this morning on the New York Stock Exchange, and while some speculated that the new position would be temporary, the market has now closed, solidifying the company’s number three spot.