Photos: The 10 tech companies worth more than small countries

3. Microsoft, $883 billion

Microsoft spearheaded the IT software and services industry. Between the creation of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office productivity software, the corporation made a stake in the tech industry. The business has always maintained relevance, innovating to meet evolving consumer needs; for example, Microsoft Azure is its cloud computing service that is gaining machine learning and edge computing tools.

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