Google shares soar past $1,000 on strong earnings

NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - Shares of Internet search and advertising titan Google soared more than 13 per cent to pass the US$1,000 mark for the first time on Friday after a strong earnings report.

About 40 minutes into trade, the shares were trading at around US$1,006, up some 43 per cent since the beginning of 2013.