Google Posts 60 Percent Gain in Earnings

A couple of interesting tidbits from Google’s quarterly financial statement (that is, in addition to the main thrust of it, which is that they earned $592 million in profit for the quarter, up from $369 million a year ago). The first is that they spent $345 million in capital investments for things like new servers and data centers. The second is that they hired 1,100 new employees, bringing their total head count to 6,790; that means one out of six Google employees was hired in the last three months.

Thursday, 20 April 2006