Fast Company about Apple the coolest company anywhere
On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, just after 2:30 p.m., the unthinkable happened: Apple became the largest company in the tech universe, and, after ExxonMobil, the second largest in the nation.
For months, its market capitalization had hovered just under that of Microsoft -- the giant that buried Apple and then saved it from almost certain demise with a $150 million investment in 1997.
Now Microsoft gets in line with Google, Amazon, HTC, Nokia, and HP as companies that Apple seems bent on sidelining.
The one-time underdog from Cupertino is the biggest music company in the world and soon may rule the market for e-books as well.
What's next? Farming? Toothbrushes? Fixing the airline industry?