So, it's happened. By at least one serious metric, for at least this very moment - it could change tomorrow - Apple is now bigger than Microsoft. Apple's market cap passed Microsoft's today, just two months after edging under Walmart. The latest showing from Google Finance puts Apple's market cap at $US225.98 billion to Microsoft's $US225.32 billion.
Reflecting briefly on where Apple and Microsoft were 10 years ago, and snapping back to the present, it's kind of a quietly epic moment. [Google Finance]
Update: Dylan Tweney points out this chart of the last 10 years of Apple vs Microsoft.