Alphabet, Google's holding company, is now the most valuable company in the world, pushing out Apple, The Verge reports. After Alphabet posted its most recent quarterly earnings, trading pushed it to a $570 billion market cap, compared to Apple's $539 billion, though CNBC notes that continued trading could change the situation.

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