Good news, Mac fans. Low credit score-loathing Apple has beat Microsoft as "the largest technology company in the world by market capitalization." (Market cap, according to Wikipedia, is described thusly: "a measurement of size of a business enterprise [corporation] equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding of a public company.")

Associated Press (via CBS 5) reports, "During afternoon trading Wednesday, Apple Inc.'s shares rose to $248.47, pushing its market cap up to about $226 billion." Microsoft Corp.'s stock , however, tumbled to $25.49, for market cap of round $223 billion.

What does it take to beat Microsoft, exactly? Well, if you work for Apple, having to sign pledges not to commit suicide, for starters. And, of course, a little antitrust law violation for good measure. Or, most logically, you win by creating really cool products.