"Amazon delivered a blowout quarter on Thursday, joining Facebook as one of the rare bright spots in a technology sector that has recently produced a string of disappointing earnings reports.Amazon Posts Strong Profit, Thanks to Its Cloud - The New York Times
Helped by its fast-growing Amazon Web Services business, the company swung to a profit that, for Amazon, qualified as hefty.
The company’s shares jumped more than 12 percent in after-hours trading."
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Amazon Posts Strong Profit, Thanks to Its Cloud - The New York Times
Later in the article: "For the time being, it has clearly chosen to produce profits."