Seattle — Amazon.com increased net sales an impressive 22% during the second quarter of fiscal 2013. But the Internet retailing giant reported a net loss of $7 million due to operating expenses and investments in warehouses, digital content and other areas, compared with net income of $7 million in the year-ago period.
Net sales rose to $15.7 billion, compared with $12.8 billion in the second quarter of the prior year. Amazon.com did not offer a specific reason for the net loss. However, the retailer cited a number of achievements during the quarter, including the expansion of the Amazon AppStore to customers in 200 countries, the launch of an Indian marketplace and expansion of Kindle Fire HD’s availability in China, Canada and India.
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