Microsoft To Reach $1 Trillion In Market Value

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The $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn can propel technology giant Microsoft to be the first tech company to achieve a market value of $1 trillion, an analyst has said. A report in GeekWire quoted Michael Markowski, who writes for Equities, as saying that Microsoft will reach that threshold before other big companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple.

“Microsoft will do it by leveraging LinkedIn to become a leader in social media and the emerging crowd funding industry,” the report said. “A pair of rulings from the US Securities and Exchange Commission this year opened up crowd funding by letting companies directly advertise to the public” the report said.