Microsoft became the 2nd company in the world with a market capitalization of $3 trillion

Microsoft's market capitalization surpassed $3 trillion for the first time. It’s the second company, after Apple, to reach the milestone valuation after stock in Microsoft climbed 1.5 percent in trading on the NASDAQ on Wednesday.

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This accomplishment marks the positive changes that have taken place at Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella's leadership over the past decade, as he has redirected the company's focus towards cloud infrastructure. Since Nadella assumed his position in 2014, Microsoft has expanded its market presence with acquisitions of Minecraft developer Mojang, LinkedIn, GitHub, and Xamarin; All helping Microsoft navigate a world where it failed to have a mobile presence with Windows Phone.

In the past few years, under Nadella's leadership, Microsoft has not only acquired a number of AI companies but has also made substantial investments, totaling over $10 billion, in OpenAI. These strategic moves have bolstered Microsoft's efforts to position AI as a central element of its software and services, exemplified by initiatives such as Copilot. Additionally, following the launch of the chatbot ChatGPT in November 2022, Microsoft's shares have demonstrated a huge growth.

We anticipate gaining deeper insights into the financial impact of these advancements when Microsoft unveils its Q2 fiscal 2024 earnings report next week.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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