23 Jan 2013

Google profit rises, revenue jumps

1:54 pm on 23 January 2013

The world's largest search engine, Google, has reported a lift in its latest quarterly earnings.

Net profit for the final three months of last year was $US2.89 billion, up 7% on a year earlier.

Revenues were up by more than a third at $US14.4 billion.

Shares in the US firm rose by almost 5% in after-hours trading, following the better-than-expected results.