Friday, October 19, 2007

Google’s Strong Quarter Widens Gap With Rivals - New York Times

Impressive numbers 

The results show that Google is growing roughly twice as fast as the overall online advertising market, which itself is booming, and that it is expanding far more quickly than any large Internet company.

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Surprisingly, Google, which this year had promised to slow its rate of hiring, in part to allay investor worries about rising expenses, added 2,130 employees this quarter, more than in previous quarters, to end the period with 15,916 employees.

Google executives said that about 1,000 of the new hires were recent college graduates, many of whom had accepted offers earlier in the year and began working in the quarter. About 300 more workers were added when Google completed the acquisition of the e-mail manager Postini.

Google’s Strong Quarter Widens Gap With Rivals - New York Times

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