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Apple Market Cap: Goodbye Walmart, next stop Microsoft

Fortune spotlights Apple’s recent market cap rise as it passed retail giant Walmart yesterday.  With iPad hype reaching historic proportions, investors have upped Apple’s Stock to record highs day after day this week.  Many analysts no longer think it is a matter of if Apple will pass Microsoft, but when.  The graph below shows that if current trends that started in 2004 continue, the passing will be inevitable.

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