Pandemic lifestyle delivers earnings boon for Amazon, Google

San Francisco (AFP) – Pandemic-driven lifestyle changes that have put the internet at the center of seemingly everything proved a financial boon for Amazon and Google in the final three months of last year. Google-parent Alphabet and the Seattle-based e-commerce colossus reported large earnings Tuesday on thriving internet advertising and the booming market for online shopping. “We are proud that people continue to choose Google’s products to stay informed connected and comforted during uncertain times,” chief executive Sundar Pichai said on an earnings call with analysts. Alphabet said its qu…

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