May 26, 2010: In an important step, Apple passes Microsoft to become the most valuable technological society in the world.
The change of guard is particularly surprising given that just 15 years earlier, Apple seemed close to death, while Microsoft dominated the world of technology thanks to Windows
Microsoft and Apple: Good Friends, Best Enemies
Microsoft and Apple enjoyed e of the most fascinating (and sometimes exasperating) technological rivalries of the 1980s and 1990s. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were both the same age, born in 1955. This allowed them to compare their respective successes and failures – all the more so since their winning periods rarely coincided.
Microsoft has made a name. When Jobs was removed from Apple in 1985, John Sculley, then CEO of Apple, tried to secure his future software for Mac by signing an agreement with Gates to give Microsoft "a nexclusive license, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and n-transferable ". use [parts of the Mac technology] in current and future software "in exchange for Microsoft ctinue to develop for Apple.
How serious was this disproportiate case? The magnitude of the horror was revealed when Microsoft has took respsibility and started making Windows competitive with Mac, triggering a lengthy lawsuit over whether Microsoft had stolen the Mac's "look and feel." (This was ultimately in favor of Microsoft.)
While Macs ran around Wintel computers, …