Tech giant Google is now the No. 2 most valuable company in the United States, trailing behind fellow Bay Area rival Apple, with Exxon Mobil and Microsoft also in the mix. The Google Android mobile OS has become a major success for the Mountain View, California-based company, as Google bundles advertising services into the OS.
It was unsure how tech companies such as Google would begin to throw around its weight, though the companies are becoming integral in global initiatives. For example, Google has such a wide catalog of consumer and business services, and is able to serve a large number of consumers and business users.
It's not easy to remain at the top of the most valuable company list, but Google continues to push forward with software and hardware.