Amazon Earnings Go Into Orbit As Streaming Hours Rise 70% Year Over Year [Deadline]

Amazon Earnings Go Into Orbit As Streaming Hours Rise 70% Year Over Year [Deadline]

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April 29, 2020 | Amazon blew the doors off Wall Street expectations for earnings in the first quarter, helped by comparisons with a year-ago period hit by Covid-19 but also by Prime Video and other standout units.

Video streaming — sometimes a throwaway in the company’s earnings announcements — was this time a centerpiece. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who is shifting to executive chairman this summer, noted that streaming has risen 70% compared with the same time a year ago. Prime Video, which has recently marked its 10th anniversary, served film or TV titles to some 175 million global members.

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