Also notable: Alphabet's other revenues, which include non-Google business, such as the company's autonomous auto project, saw its losses almost double, to the tune of $1.3 billion for the holiday quarter.
Facebook Inc. showed that last week by reporting a 30 percent jump in fourth-quarter revenue from a year earlier.
The company also generated annual revenue figures totalling $136.82 billion Dollars (roughly $179.46 billion CAD) in 2018 - a year-over-year growth of 23 percent compared to 2017. Advertising directors speaking to CNBC have said some brands were moving 50 to 60 percent of their ad spending from Google to Amazon. The company also included a $1.3 billion securities gain in its net income, which means the company's actual business grew less that its net income numbers may suggest. Google advertising revenues were $32.63 billion in the fourth quarter, 83% of the total for Alphabet.
Concerns grow over how Google, and others, use our data and share it with advertisers. To date, Google has mostly faced fines in Europe that it has been able to pay with its massive cash hoard, but some privacy advocates and those concerned with the company's sheer size are pushing for harsher policies.
Google's main source of competition is not Facebook but Amazon.
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We are benefitting", said Lukaku in an interview with Canal . "If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them - but it depends when I go back".
We continue to invest in both compute requirements and for office facilities.And these are very much bets - it lost $3.4 billion on Other Bets in the past year.
He's happy Google is spending heavily on YouTube, cloud and hardware.
"Other bets", as Alphabet calls its more experimental businesses including Waymo, the self-driving vehicle startup, its fiber optic cable business and Verily, its health division, had revenues of $154m.
Ad revenue growth, as always, will be paramount to investors, while the company's "Other Bets" segment is expected to rise by more than a third.
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told analysts the number of people shopping on Google.com each day during the holidays doubled over a year ago. Operating losses were $1.33 billion. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said the cloud operation is "getting large wins", and Porat noted that it's one of the fastest-growing businesses at Alphabet. They are now up $7.4 billion, up from $6.6 billion year-on-year.
How well Google fares with investors will depend on how aggressively the tech giant tackles cloud computing services in the next year, either organically or through acquisitions.