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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Amazon

(AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report

was a big winner in premarket trading on Wednesday, climbing more than 8% following the online retailer's

fourth-quarter results

, which were released after market close on Tuesday.

Investors responded positively to Amazon's 22% year-over-year revenue hike, which beat estimates, and shrugged off the company's bottom-line miss. Amazon earned 21 cents a share on $21.27 billion in revenue, compared to Wall Street's forecast of 28 cents a share on $22.26 billion in revenue. During the prior year's quarter, the company earned 38 cents a share on $17.43 billion in sales.

The company's first-quarter guidance, however, was weaker than anticipated, with Amazon forecasting revenue between $15 billion and $16.6 billion. Analysts were expecting $16.85 billion in sales.

Nonetheless, Amazon shares surged 8.82% to $283.3 before market open.

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

, which will unveil its new

BlackBerry 10 technology

at a glitzy event in New York on Wednesday, was another gainer, climbing 1.98% to $15.97.

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In addition to the eagerly anticipated OS, RIM is expected to launch

two

new smartphones; a touchscreen device and another which features a QWERTY keyboard.

Facebook

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, which reports its fourth-quarter results after market close, was another gainer, climbing 1.62% to $31.29.

Analysts surveyed by

Thomson Reuters

expect Facebook to report revenue of $1.53 billion and earnings of 15 cents a share.

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report

shares, which gained 1.88% during Tuesday's trading, slipped 0.17% to $457.5.

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

shares rose 1.32% to $19.96, despite slipping 3% during Tuesday's trading. The Internet giant reported better-than-expected

fourth-quarter results

earlier this week.

TheStreet

will be live-blogging RIM's BlackBerry 10 event, starting at 9.30 EST:

--Written by James Rogers in New York.

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