Better Earnings: Apple vs. Amazon

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin and Eric debate which tech darling had better earnings, Amazon.com or Apple. Both stocks absolutely crushed analysts' expectations, with Apple selling absurd amounts of iPhones and Amazon's revenue jumping 34%. Austin thinks on a per-quarter beat that Amazon's performance is more impressive, but that the implications of Apple's sales in light of the company's ridiculous size makes a more impressive long-term story here.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Eric Bleeker has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Amazon.com, Best Buy, and Google.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com, Apple, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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