Google revenue nearly doubles | CNET News.com: "Internet search engine giant Google saw its third-quarter revenue nearly double from a year ago and profit rise in what usually is a slow Web surfing period.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about Google's quarterly earnings.
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Listen now... (544kb mp3) The Internet bellwether on Thursday posted a net income of $381.2 million, or $1.32 a share, on record revenue of $1.58 billion, up 96 percent from a year earlier on strong global advertising.
A year ago, the company posted earnings of 19 cents a share and revenue of $805.9 million, Google said.
Excluding $530 million in traffic acquisition costs, the portion of revenue shared with partners, Google posted revenue of $1.05 billion. "