Motorola contributes in Google’s surging revenue

Google’s Q2 earnings have surged with the help of newly acquired Motorola. This is Google’s first earnings report since acquiring Motorola last May. Motorola has contributed 10% of Google’s overall revenue. However, Motorola reported an operating loss of $233 million, $192 million of which came from its mobile business.

What You Need To Know:

  • In the second quarter of 2012, Google reported $12.21 billion in revenue, which is up compared to the $9.02 billion revenue last year.
  • Motorola contributed $1.25 billion in revenue, which is about 10 percent of Google’s overall revenue. Around $843million of Motorola’s revenue came from its mobile business.
  • Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion in May 2012. The acquisition has increased Google’s workforce by 20,293, which brings to a total workforce of 54,604.


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