Google's search for profit growth produced a 57% jump in revenue and a 46% increase in profits to $1B in the third quarter. The Wall Street Journal reports the boost in net income came from its core search-advertising business, as well as its brokering of ads that appear on partner Web sites. Shares have risen 39% so far this year.
"We're very pleased with such strong results in what's seasonally one of our weaker quarters," said Chief Executive Eric Schmidt. "We have a lot more technology that is in the pipeline." "Looks like this well-oiled machine will continue to impress for some time to come," said one analyst.