Microsoft becomes the world's number one company by market capitalization

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/ 2018-11-27 / News

Beijing time on the morning of November 27th, according to the US technology media The Verge report, Microsoft on Monday, the market value briefly surpassed Iphone, becoming the world's number one for nearly eight years. first. At the time, Microsoft’s market capitalization was $812.93 billion, followed by iphon'$812.6 billion. At present, the “global first” market capitalization of the two companies is very competitive.

In 2010, Iphone' market value surpassed Microsoft for the first time. At that time, the New York Times commented that the moment marked the end of the old era and the opening of a new era. Although iphnoe' share price has grown rapidly over the past five years, and even exceeded $1 trillion at the beginning of the year, investors are worried about iPhone sales – because iPhone sales account for 60% of the company's total revenue. iphonehas warned Wall Street companies that they may not be able to achieve sales expectations for the Christmas season, and the stock price has fluctuated. Recent reports also show that iphonehas restarted production of the iPhone X due to poor sales of the iPhone XS.iphonealso no longer discloses the sales of devices such as iPhone, iPad and Mac, so it is difficult for analysts to accurately predict the future sales of the iPhone.

And Microsoft's share price has been performing well since Nadella became CEO of the company in 2014. Nadella repositioned Microsoft in the field of cloud computing and fought against the main rival Amazon. At the beginning of the year, Microsoft's market capitalization surpassed Google and surpassed Amazon last month. Microsoft's business is more diverse than other technology giants. For example, total sales for Windows, Xbox, and Surface account for only 36% of Microsoft's total revenue, while 86% of Google's revenue comes from advertising.

Although Microsoft's Windows Phone ended in failure, it did not have much impact on the company. Today, Microsoft's focus is on cross-platform technology, cloud technology and artificial intelligence, and aims to gain a foothold in the future of quantum computing and mixed reality computing. All these efforts are bound to expose Microsoft to competitive pressure from iphone Google, Amazon, Facebook and other companies.

So, in the next few years,The name “Global Market Value First” may change several times. (Mul)

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