Have you heard the news? — IBM is now worth more than Microsoft for the first time since 1996.
Those numbers came from Google Finance via iGoogle. So either Google Finance was wrong — quite possible, as market cap calculations have to take into account the current float, which isn’t always known — or today’s stories are.
Either way, the companies have been neck and neck in market cap for most of this year. That’s still a crazy development for those who remember how dominant Microsoft was in the late 1990s.