U.S. stocks tumbled Friday after government employment data showed more than half a million jobs were added in January — throwing a wrench in hopes for a pause on rate increases — while subpar earnings results from Big Tech giants weighed on investor sentiment.
Apple's quarter was far from clean. Same for its earnings call.
Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) cloud-computing business is a monster. Amazon Web Services (AWS) scoops up around one-third of global spending on infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service, and it's become a mission critical provider to many of its customers. Free from managing their own servers, AWS customers can scale their infrastructure quickly and painlessly.