Therese Poletti’s Tech Tales: SEC: Tell us more about all this money; Amazon and Google: Nope

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has tried hard to force Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to disclose more information about their fast-growing businesses, but the tech giants aren’t playing along.

The SEC is apparently as curious as MarketWatch is about Google’s YouTube revenue, Amazon’s allocation of R&D spending and a few other matters related to the vast amounts of money coming and going from Big Tech’s corporate giants. Along with a back-and-forth with Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -0.34% that mostly involved that company’s early adoption of revenue-recognition rules, the SEC has disclosed correspondence with three of the world’s largest tech companies so far this year.

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