Amazon on Wednesday surpassed Microsoft's market value for the first time. As first noted by CNBC, Amazon's market value reached $702.5 billion at the close of trading on Wednesday, surpassing Microsoft's cap of $699.2 billion at the same time.
Following the start of trading on Thursday, Microsoft reclaimed its spot ahead of Amazon, but the two companies have remained neck and neck throughout the day. Both companies are among the most valuable in the world, with only Apple and Alphabet coming in ahead of them. Tencent and Facebook round out the six biggest companies by market cap, according to CNBC.
The tussle mirrors one that saw Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos become the world's richest person last summer, overtaking a spot previously held by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. At the time, the shift came as Amazon's share price rose by 1.3 percent, bringing Bezos' net worth north of 90 billion. The shift didn't last long: Bezos dipped below Gates again later that day. However, Bezos has since reclaimed the title with a current net worth of $121 billion to Gates' $91.1 billion, according to Bloomberg's billionaire tracker.
Minecraft Dungeons lead talks its next DLC and the future endgame
We talk Minecraft Dungeons’ recent Jungle Awakens DLC, the Creeping Winter expansion, and future endgame plans with game director, Måns Olson.
Fix up your Xbox Elite Controller with these parts
Need some replacement parts for your Xbox One Elite Controller? From new paddles, grips, bumpers, thumbsticks, and more, we have you covered.
Hands-on with Windows 10 build 20161 showcasing the new Start menu
Yesterday, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 that includes an updated Start menu design with translucent Live Tiles, improvements to Notifications, and behavior changes to things like Tablet Mode and the Taskbar. It's been a while since Microsoft released a build with any surface-level changes, but now it's finally happened, we're back showcasing all the changes on video.
The best aftermarket CPU coolers for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
In order to get the most out of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor, you'll need to keep it cool enough for it to work as hard as it's able. This is where a good CPU cooler comes into play and we've rounded up some of our favorites.