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Google's 2Q earnings rise 11%


Google's second-quarter earnings rose 11 per cent despite a deepening decline in the prices paid for its internet search advertising.

The results announced on Thursday included Google's $US12.5 billion ($A12.1 billion) acquisition of mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings for the first time.

Google owned Motorola for the final 39 days of the quarter ending in June.

Google earned $US2.8 billion, or $US8.42 per share, during the three months ending in June.

That compared with net income of $US2.5 billion, or $US7.68 per share, last year.

The earnings would have been $US10.12 per share, if not for Google's accounting costs for employee stock compensation and the Motorola deal.

Revenue climbed 35 per cent from last year to $US12.2 billion. If not for Motorola, revenue would have increased by 21 per cent.