Brian Womack:

Google, which became the world’s largest online advertiser through its dominant search engine, had a higher market capitalization during intraday trading today before falling back at the close in New York to a value of $395.4 billion compared to Exxon’s $395.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Apple had a market value of $463.5 billion. Software company Microsoft Corp. is No. 4 with $303.5 billion.

Technology companies are establishing themselves as key players worldwide as they disrupt industries from retail to finance. Google, which went public in 2004 — 84 years after Exxon — has benefited from consumers moving to online services and content, a trend that’s being accelerated by the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets.

I suspect we’ll see quite a few more tech companies ahead of Exxon in the coming years. Progress.

  1. zabotage reblogged this from parislemon
  2. ronenreblogs reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Yeeeeeah, but all those oil companies in the top ten used to be one oil company, before the federal government forced it...
  3. transpondster reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I fail to see why this is ‘progress’ in and of itself. Is this post trying to say that Google is ‘better’ than Exxon?...
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  5. davidson1point0 reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    First of all Exxon is a tech company. Secondly, why is a larger market cap considered progress?
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