Google quarterly profit up 41 per cent, but short of forecasts

Google on Thursday reported that its profit in the recently ended quarter jumped, but the leap fell short of market expectations. -- PHOTO: AFP
Google on Thursday reported that its profit in the recently ended quarter jumped, but the leap fell short of market expectations. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google on Thursday reported that its profit in the recently ended quarter jumped, but the leap fell short of market expectations.

The Internet colossus reported net profit up 41 per cent from last year at US$4.76 billion (S$6.44 billion) in the final three months of last year.