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Google shares hit record high, company now valued at over a quarter of a trillion dollars

Published Feb 1st, 2013 4:02PM EST
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When the history books are written on the dawn of the Internet age, Google (GOOG) way well be known as the little search engine that could. Google’s shares closed out Friday up 2.63% at $775.60, a record high for the company that also saw its total market cap balloon to more than $250 billion. Google still has a ways to go to catch rival Apple (AAPL), of course, which is still the most valuable tech company in the world with a market cap of around $425 billion. But if the company ever manages to, say, make a big hit out of self-driving cars then watch out.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.