skibum - 4:51 am on Oct 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why does this seem like bad financial news for Google? Sure the Motorola thing might be a drag but their revenues (you know that cash much of which used to circulate in local economies) went up 45%. FORTY FIVE PERCENT. Gogle is known to invest in their business to the dismay of analysts to generate better long term results. With that much of a revenue increase, Google is still getting more ad dollars from advertisers, not less. The drop in cost per click will be troubling for them if an increase in clicks does not continue to make up for the lower cpc. When they see a decline in revenues, then it may be time to fear (or rejoyce, whichever you prefer) then downfall of Google.