Race to a trillion

Leading tech companies have enjoyed surges in market capitalisation, as revenues and profits have powered ahead and investors showed an insatiable appetite for their shares. Apple has become the first listed company to achieve a $1tn valuation, but Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft are not far behind

Vindication for Tim Cook as tech group beats Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet to milestone

An investment boom helped several companies achieve huge growth, but incursions on rivals’ core businesses are inevitable in the race to $2tn

Will Apple, Amazon, Microsoft or Alphabet reach the ‘quatro commas’ club first?

Dominance of low-margin ecommerce gives it an edge in high-margin ad sales

Alphabet is closing in on $1tn valuation thanks to a new growth spurt in the core business

With a wider range of services in its surging cloud division, growth is accelerating

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And then there were four . . . Microsoft, Apple, Google and Amazon are taking the market higher