The technology industry continues its unabated rise, accruing monetary success at unprecedented levels across the globe. Apple currently ranks number 1 in market cap across U.S. stock exchanges with a more than 200 billion dollar advantage over its next closest competitor, Exxon Mobile. Furthermore, the top 10 technology companies, according to market cap, all fall within the top 35 of all publicly traded companies on U.S. stock exchanges. This list focuses on companies whose sole services revolve around information and Internet related technologies. Market cap (in billions) is based on closing stock prices as of 11/6/2014. Overall rank is based on market cap of the top 50 companies on U.S. stock exchanges.





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Written by lyceum
2127 days ago

Trellis: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The interesting this is how Internet and new tech technology could change our old patterns of for example transportation.

Could the list of the companies belonging to the Dow Jones Index look very different in 10 years time?



Written by lyceum
2127 days ago

Trellis: Thanks for your input on this matter. When do you think we will see a new generation of tech companies in the top. A paradigm shift of old service, e.g., taxi cabs, with a new twist of execution as in the case of Uber?



Written by trellis
2127 days ago

I think it will take approximately 10 more years, however with how fast things are moving it could be 5. If you think about Google, Facebook, the new giants etc... they took about 5-10 years to reach true dominance.



Written by lyceum
2134 days ago

Interesting list. I am glad to see that Apple is the clear leader of the pack! ;) I don't think that state owned China Mobile should be included in the list. I wonder if the new era of app companies like Uber will enter the list in the near future.



Written by trellis
2128 days ago

I definitely understand your argument for why state owned China Mobile shouldn't be listed. It was difficult to determine exactly what should be listed as a "tech" company or not, because the definition is not perfect.



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