Here's One Area of Amazon's Growth Story That May Surprise You

Amazon reports quarterly earnings after the close on Thursday.
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Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report reports quarterly earnings after the close on Thursday.

The company is fast emerging as an advertising giant. While Amazon doesn't break out its advertising revenue, it is contained in its "other" revenue category, which was a staggering $2 billion for its previous quarter, growth of 139% year-over-year.

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