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Apple made headlines when it surpassed Microsoft in market value, the stock market’s measure of a company’s overall worth.

And now it’s IBM’s turn.

The venerable technology company overtook Microsoft in market value for the first time since 1996 yesterday, based on closing share prices, according to Bloomberg News, which has a detailed analysis of the strategies of the two companies and how they’re playing out today.

To get a sense for how things have been playing out, we put together this chart showing the trends over the past ten years, with Google added into the mix for fun, as well.

Apple Market Cap Stock Chart

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