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Westfield allows takeover, Amazon grows cloud business, Google tops Facebook

Here’s a look at some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you today.

The World Trade Center Mall is getting a new owner. European shopping giant Unibail-Rodamco is taking over Australian mall operator Westfield in a $15.7 billion deal. The combined company would run more than 100 shopping centers in 13 countries.

Amazon (AMZN) is ramping up its cloud services. The e-commerce giant is partnering with China’s Ningxia Cloud Data Technology. The deal allows Amazon to grow its cloud market share in China which is already flooded with competitors like Alibaba.

Google (GOOGL) is taking its crown back from Facebook (FB). The search engine is once again publishers’ main source of external page views, according to analytics company Parse.ly. Google, which started the year at 34%, now generates 44% of traffic for web publishers.

Apple (AAPL) is now letting users pre-order iOS apps. These pre-ordered apps will automatically download to your phone once released and you will only be charged after it’s on your device. The move is expected to help companies get their apps on more phones.