Call it a boom or a bubble or just Silicon Valley doing what it does, but tech companies -- like many industries, actually -- have been stockpiling cash. Sure, some have spent a little (looking your way, Google), but for the most part digital assets are amassing liquidity.
TheNextWeb's Alex Wilhelm has compiled a tasty list of tech's top 10 firms for capitalization as well as their cash-on-hand.
Cutting to the chase, the cash total: $290.89 billion; total market capitalization: $1.445 trillion. (That's $1,445,000,000,000.)
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The sum total of cash is greater than the GDPs or all but 11 countries. So tech companies are bigger than 170 sovereign nations.
For a deeper and (dare say it?) more fun look at the list and its implications, click here.