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Amazon Web Services is now a $17.5 billion business (AMZN)

Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing division of Amazon, saw major gains in fourth quarter 2017 earnings Thursday as the tech giant titans its lead in the cloud wars. In fact, Amazon Web Services accounted for 73% of the net income Amazon as a whole posted in the holiday quarter. AWS had $5.1 billion in sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, up 17% from $3.5 billion in the same quarter of 2016.
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