A solid quarter for Google; also see 3 Things Marketers Should Note From Google’s Second Quarter Earnings Call (WSJ)
"The company reported that revenue rose 11 percent to $17.7 billion from a year earlier, with net revenue — a figure that excludes payments to advertising partners — increasing to $14.35 billion. That was above the $14.28 billion projected by analysts, according to Bloomberg. Google said that absent currency fluctuations, overall revenue would have risen 18 percent from a year ago.
“Our strong Q2 results reflect continued growth across the breadth of our products, most notably core search, where mobile stood out, as well as YouTube and programmatic advertising,” Ms. Porat said."Google Revenues Up 11% as Earnings Surpass Forecast - The New York Times