The unsexy source of Amazon’s profit hot streak


Amazon may swallow up nearly half of every dollar spent on online shopping, but that isn’t what’s fueled its nine-quarter profitability streak.

The real money flows from a northern Virginia server compound from which the company powers Netflix, Slack, Pinterest and thousands of other sites that make up close to half of the web.

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