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Apple overtakes Google

April 5, 2012: 1:01 PM ET

At 12:26 p.m. Eastern, Apple's share price passed Google's for the first time

Source: Bullish Cross

It is said that one of the reasons Apple (AAPL) hasn't split its stock since 2005 is that Steve Jobs wanted to see his company's share price overtake Google's (GOOG).

If that's true, it's a shame Jobs didn't live to see the screenshot above grabbed by Bullish Cross' Andy Zaky. It shows the moment, time stamped Thursday April 5 @12:26:35 p.m. EDT, when Apple at $633.07 first passed Google at $633.

Says Zaky: "First stop, Google, next stop Priceline, final destination, Berkshire Hathaway."

In terms of market value, Apple overtook all three companies years ago.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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