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bezosAmazon and Microsoft news dominated the pages of GeekWire during the month of July. In fact, every single one of the top stories for the month was tied in some way to one of the companies.

It almost seems as if there’s a battle going on right now in Seattle for the top spot in tech, not to mention the fight for smart employees. Microsoft is still the bigger of the two companies, with a market value of $265 billion. But, as we reported, Amazon, valued on Wall Street at $137 billion, is about to surpass Microsoft in employee count.

Here’s a look back at the top stories of the month on GeekWire, based on page views.

An open letter to Jeff Bezos: A contract worker’s take on (107 comments, 346 Tweets)

surfacert11111111Microsoft Surface revenue so far: $853 million (16 comments, 167 Tweets)

‘One Microsoft’: Ballmer unveils massive overhaul, vows to change how Microsoft does business (15 comments, 58 Tweets)

Here’s what employees love and hate about working at Amazon, Microsoft (4 comments, 81 Tweets)

Amazon hits 97,000 employees, more than tripling in size in three years (3 comments, 233 Tweets)

This bad-ass drone turns the Nokia Lumia 1020 into an aerial surveillance device (8 comments, 238 Tweets)

employees-amazonAmazon, Google employees ranked as ‘least loyal’ (7 comments, 60 Tweets)

Bing + Office? The latest on Ballmer’s big Microsoft reorg (7 comments, 22 Tweets)

Microsoft takes $900 million hit on weak Surface RT sales, misses earnings estimates (31 comments, 55 Tweets)

Microsoft’s big reorg: What to watch, and what it means (28 comments, 94 Tweets)

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