Cloud services continue to grow by leaps and bounds for Amazon.com.
The company reported that Amazon Web Services generated $ 1.8 billion in sales in the second quarter, up about 80 percent from the $ 1 billion it brought in a year earlier.
That helped Amazon achieve a profit of $ 92 million, a turnaround from its loss of $ 126 million in last year’s second quarter.
Overall revenue grew by 20 percent, reaching $ 23.18 billion.
Amazon offers an increasingly broad range of products and services, including an e-commerce site, video streaming, cloud computing, e-book readers, tablets and phones.
The company continues to briskly roll out new online services. During this last quarter, it launched Amazon Business, an e-commerce portal for businesses, as well as Amazon Mexico, a version of its e-commerce site specifically for that country. It also introduced the Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled device for ordering Amazon products or playing music and audio news.