Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:21 UTC
Google "Google's fourth-quarter earnings rose 7 percent as online advertisers spent more money in pursuit of holiday shoppers. The financial results announced Tuesday were a mixed bag. While the company's earnings topped analyst estimates, an accounting quirk caused net revenue to fall below the projections that guide investor expectations."
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Notable difference
by bowkota on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 13:05 UTC
bowkota
Member since:
2011-10-12

Imagine you replaced name Google with Apple in those financial results.
There would be countless articles about the proof that they're on a downward spiral and that they're doomed.

On a side note, I'm really curious to see how Google Glass will materialise both hardware and software-wise. I consider it the most interesting project being developed at Google right now.

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RE: Notable difference
by Tony Swash on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 14:38 in reply to "Notable difference"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

As ever with Google (and most of the other big tech companies) it's the silences and gaps that are very interesting.

In the whole of the Google press release not a single word on Android finances, no costs, no revenues no loss figures (Google does not make a profit on Android).

No breakdown of the figures for mobile finances. What did Google earn from which mobile markets? How much did they earn from iOS and Android (almost certainly more from iOS)? They are not saying.

Considering the endless claims that Google+ is a core strategic project for the company, and given Facebook's recent debut of Graph Search, it's interesting that Google once again had nothing to say about usage or performance of Google+.

They did confirm that the key metric of average cost-per-click, which includes clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of Google's Network members, decreased approximately 6% over the fourth quarter of 2011.

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RE[2]: Notable difference
by kwan_e on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 14:50 in reply to "RE: Notable difference"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

In the whole of the Google press release not a single word on Android finances, no costs, no revenues no loss figures (Google does not make a profit on Android).


I doubt investors and analysts are only looking at the press release.* Maybe you should read the stuff they read (that they seem to be happy with) before imagining some kind of corporate soap opera.

* It's a PRESS RELEASE.

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