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Vote! Google vs. Microsoft—Which Stock Should Advance?

Google is benefiting from strength in online advertising, mobile smartphones and tablets based its Android operating system, and YouTube, Colin Sebastian, analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday.

He has a 12 month price target of $850 on the stock, which would be a 5 percent increase from current levels, but said the upside could be even greater.

While Android devices and Apple's iPhone and iPad are the dominant players in the move away from the desktop, Microsoft has recently upped its game with Windows for its own tablets and for smartphones. But so far, those initiatives have failed to gain traction for the software giant, said CLSA analyst Ed Maguire.

Maguire does see a 27 percent move to the upside with his $36 price target. He told CNBC that he's positive on the stock because of the potential for Microsoft in the Enterprise space, including its Office suite.

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So which stock, do you think, will perform better from the start of the second quarter until the end of year? Vote on our "Squawk Box" Facebook page to send either Microsoft or Google through to the "Emerging 8" round of our "Money Madness."

(Vote on our Facebook page: Google vs. Microsoft)

On Monday, in the sixth match-up of our stock tournament, IBM dominated Amazon in another battle of the tech titans. Big Blue received 67 percent of the vote.

(Recap: Vote Now! IBM vs. Amazon)

Wednesday will be the final contest in our opening "Squawk 16" round. And then on Thursday, we open our "Elevated 8" with a double-header.

Stay tuned!

By CNBC's Matthew J. Belvedere; Follow him on Twitter @Matt_SquawkCNBC

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