In fact, not only is it clear now that Microsoft will not be re-taking the crown as the most-valuable tech company any time soon, but they're flirting with being knocked down to the number three -- or even number four spot. In the past year, while Microsoft's stock is down slightly, Google's is up nearly $100-a-share. This has allowed the search giant to surpass the $200 billion market cap themselves. And they're now just $28 billion away from Microsoft.
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