Electronic screens post the price of Alphabet stock on February 1 at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Alphabet’s stock price saw it valued at US$530.1 billion at close of trade yesterday - compared to $534.7 billion for Apple - but price of Google’s parent kept rising in after-hours trading. Photo: AFP

Google-parent Alphabet edges Apple to become world’s most valuable firm as shares hit US$791 in after-hours trading

Alphabet’s quarterly profit rose 5 per cent to US$4.92 billion on back of strong online advertising revenue

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Electronic screens post the price of Alphabet stock on February 1 at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Alphabet’s stock price saw it valued at US$530.1 billion at close of trade yesterday - compared to $534.7 billion for Apple - but price of Google’s parent kept rising in after-hours trading. Photo: AFP
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