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How Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Microsoft Became $1 Trillion Companies

There’s one cost-cutting shortcut they all have in common

In this photo illustration an Alphabet logo seen displayed on a phone against a background illustrating the stock market.
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OnOn January 16th, the market cap of Google’s parent company Alphabet crossed over $1 trillion for the first time, and the company joined Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft as the only U.S. companies to ever achieve that once unimaginable valuation. The…

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Eric Feng

Eric Feng

Current: Co-founder of @cymbalxyz, Co-founder of @GoldHouseCo Ventures. Past: @Meta (via Packagd), GP at @KleinerPerkins, and CTO of @Hulu and @Flipboard.

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