Microsoft surpassed Amazon to become the second-most valuable U.S. company at $821 billion. As reported by GeekWire, Redmond's market cap hit that amount versus $803 touted by Amazon, but both companies continue to trail behind Apple, which sits above $1 trillion.
The Windows giant enjoyed a better than expected quarterly result this week, thanks in part due to Xbox, cloud services and Surface hardware. It hasn't been a sudden change with Amazon's shares slowly falling due to factors including less-than-ideal earnings.
Interestingly, Microsoft has leaped past Amazon as a competing party in the cloud race with Azure and analysts believe the company will continue further to surpass the big $1 trillion mark. The companies have been neck and neck over recent months alongside Alphabet, but Microsoft appears to be on an upward trajectory.
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