That’s right, Google earnings have climbed 17% in the Q4 2009 to $6.67 billion compared to the previous year. Unfortunately, the company’s stock “fell in after-hours trading to $558 each, down 4.3% from their 4 p.m. close, as some investors hoped for even stronger growth.” Continue reading to see how their search ads work.

Google said it would stop self-censoring its Chinese search engine’s results�censoring aimed at placating the Chinese government�and might pull out of the country, pending conversations with Chinese officials.

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