Google has just posted its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012. The big strokes:

  • Some $14.42 billion in revenue, up 36 percent compared to Q4 of 2011. 
  • Motorola, which Google continues to operate as a separate company, saw revenue of $1.51 billion, but an operating loss of $353 million. 
  • Google has about $48 billion cash on hand
  • Google's head count remained relatively even to Q3, with some 37,544 at Google proper, 11,113 at Motorola Mobility and 5,204 at Motorola Home.

Google's earnings call is coming up in a few minutes. We'll kibitz for any Android-specific news.

Source: Google


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Google's Q4 2012: Revenue at $14.42 billion, not counting Motorola


steady stream of nexus 4s is being sent out to those who ordered theirs in December. Mine arrived today(well, I wasn't at home so they re deliver tomorrow). I ordered mine on Dec 7th :D
Talking about Europe(UK)

For a company with so many free services they sure do make a lot of cash. I guess that ad model is still a cash cow for them.