For quite some time the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been exerting efforts to get relevant information on the huge revenues of tech giants Amazon and Google.
Sources said SEC is curious to know 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.
To achieve their goal of getting the information they want SEC has been sending regular correspondence to both Amazon and Google to explain further their wealth.
The SEC is very interested to know parts of these companies that have grown into massive companies on their own, such as YouTube and Amazon Web Services.
Tom Selling, a former SEC accountant who consults with public companies on accounting standards and SEC compliance explained SEC wants the two companies to comply with the segment rules.
Selling said SEC correspondence is part of a regular check-in, which tends to happen about every three years, but it certainly seized that opportunity to try to ferret out more info about underreported business segments.
Despite pleadings from SEC both Amazon and Google have remained mum on the issue saying they have no obligation to explain the revenues of their companies.