It’s just a number but it’s indicative of the times that are changing. Apple’s market capitalization tops Microsoft. Connie Guglielmo in Bloomberg Businessweek:
By 4 p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading, Apple’s market value was at $222.1 billion, higher than Microsoft’s $219.2 billion. That made Apple the most valuable technology firm in the world. It’s also the second-largest U.S. stock by market value, behind oil company Exxon Mobil Corp., valued at $278.6 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.
That’s a stunning change over 10 years.