Microsoft surpasses Google...in stock performance

Microsoft is outperforming Google on Wall Street for the first time in a long time.

Paul Kedrosky notices an impressive feat for Microsoft: for the first time in a long time, its stock has outperformed Google's this week, this month, and this year.

Granted, this is like calling Microsoft the sexiest nun in the convent, given how poor its performance has been, but it's also an indication that Microsoft may have more life in it than widely assumed.

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