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Re: Google's Armor Shows Some Chinks
Posted by: Rob Spiegel 2012-01-20 22:41:58
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Google's investments in mobile advertising and dark clouds over Europe contributed to weak quarterly sales and earnings. Share prices fell 10 percent on the news that Google's fourth quarter sales of $8.13 billion fell short of analyst estimates of $8.41 billion. Profit before certain costs was $9.50 per share, which was a dollar shy of the $10.50 estimate on the street. This was the first bad news that CEO Larry Page has had to deliver since taking the Google reins last April. As Google pushes deeper into the mobile market, there's a price to pay.

Please change this title.
Posted by: borg2063 2012-01-23 05:40:43 In reply to: Rob Spiegel
Your articles are great, but c'mon man. This title needs to change.
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