This spring Amazon (AMZN) celebrated its 20th anniversary as a publicly traded company.

A week ago, heavily weighted tech stocks were taken to the woodshed. By far the most important market observation we could have is to see how they’ve recovered. If they don’t recover, there is little hope for the market to get a sustained leg up through the summer.
This brings us to Friday's widely-publicized "Tech Wreck." Ahead of the weekend, the massive, former market-leading FAAMG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google) led a big reversal in U.S. tech stocks. As of writing, each of those stocks is trading off over 5% from their intraday highs, and the NAsdaq 100 index of technology stocks is trading off by over 4% as a result.
Microsoft won EU antitrust approval on Tuesday for its $26 billion bid for professional social network LinkedIn, its largest ever acquisition, after agreeing to a series of modest concessions.

Microsoft Corp will buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, a bold stroke by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his efforts to make the venerable software company a major force in

Microsoft said on Tuesday that Britain should stay in the European Union if it wanted to receive more investment, the same day the Confederation of British Industry urged firms to discuss the vote with staff. The U.S. software giant employs 5,000 staff in Britain and plans to offer Europeans remote access to data from centers based in Britain, but said further investment could be at risk if Britain votes to leave the EU in next month's referendum.

U.S. stocks added to losses in late Monday trading in a broad selloff that drove financial, tech, consumer and materials indexes down more than 3% amid persistent fears of a global slowdown.

Wall Street surged over 2 % on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut interest rates and Microsoft led a major rally in technology shares, repairing some of the damage to the S&P 500's worst January since 2009.