Google Inc.'s revenue climbed 14 per cent as the number of ads on the company's search properties gained. Sales, minus revenue passed to partners, rose to US$13.9 billion in the first quarter, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) has its sights set on mobile these days. Just last week, the company launched its new Chrome notification tool for Android, which allows websites to send push notifications to mobile devices.
Virginia Mayo/AP Photo fileGoogle is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares rallied more than 6 percent Thursday in extended-hours trading after the e-commerce company's quarterly revenue beat forecasts, boosted by a 24 percent jump in sales in North America, its largest market.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FileTerence Corcoran: One big irony here is that Microsoft, now aligned with EC antitrust regulators against Google, spent many years fending off the same regulators over Microsoft's business practices.