HipMojo predicts that Google could be bigger than Microsft by 2010.
Right now: Google is at $130 billion while MSFT is at $280 billion. That’s less than 4 years to increase by $150 billion. And yes, that assumes MSFT does not increase in value. Is that realistic....
Today, MSFT has a market cap of $284 billion, and that includes a wallop of cash.
Tale of the tape: Google $287 billion; MSFT $284 billion
Pretty crazy, huh? Yet not unthinkable, considering how quickly Google innovates. There's something to be said for those massive beta launches; there's method to the madness there. Google's not afraid to make bold moves early on -- I mean, when did they launch Blogger? And how long did it take Microsoft to launch its own paid search, post-Overture? Microsoft may still own our desktops, but they're just not keeping up with Google in the Web space. And Google may just squeeze MS out of our offices, as well.
Thanks to Andy Beal for this one!