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Apple’s Market Cap Hits $600 Billion

Another market cap milestone for Apple.

With the broader market in decline, shares in the company rose to a new 52-week high this morning: $644. And that jump was enough to carry Apple’s market cap across the $600 billion threshold. This just about a month after the company reached the $500 billion mark.

Apple is the second company ever with a market cap to reach such stratospheric levels. The first: Microsoft, which nabbed a $604 billion market capitalization in December of 1999.

Apple’s market capitalization is now the largest in the world by far, dwarfing even that of oil juggernaut Exxon Mobil, which held that title for ages. And, as I’ve written before, a $1 trillion market cap seems less outrageous every day.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work