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Apple Inc. and Google-parent Alphabet Inc. have each managed to make copious sets of obscene amounts of money in any environment — pandemic or not. But the paths for the two technology behemoths may start to diverge later this year.

Both companies just reported blowout numbers that far exceeded Wall Street expectations. Apple posted adjusted earnings per share of $1.30, compared with an average analyst estimate of $1.01, resulting in a quarterly profit of $21.7 billion for the three months ended in June.

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