For more than a decade, Google’s search advertising business has seemed almost magical in its ability to mint money. But the magic is beginning to wear off as people spend more time on mobile devices, where the company makes less money on ads, Claire Cain Miller reports. Shareholders sent the stock up 8 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday, after Google’s better-than-expected third-quarter financial report.
- Google earnings beat expectations (bbc.co.uk)
- Google Profit Up 36% as Paid Clicks Swell (online.wsj.com)
- Google Tops Estimates, but Prices of Ads Slide – New York Times (newestgadgetsinfo.com)