Google Hurdles Buffet, Eyes Gates

GoogleHurdlesNoBorder.jpgNeed more evidence that we’ve become an information economy?

Earlier this week, Google’s market capitalization—the total value of its stock shares—leaped past that of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.

In fact, at the market’s close yesterday, only four U.S. companies were larger—Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Microsoft and AT&T.

If this keeps up, Google may one day be worth more than its namesake “googol” (a 1 followed by 100 zeroes).