The Google news has been coming in thick and fast this afternoon following the announcement that the company has realized revenues for the third quarter totaling 18.7 billion. This was up from expectations and certainly up from the previous quarter in which the company saw revenues which equated to 16.5 billion. Part of the reason given for the increase in revenues was strong mobile search revenues. However, the company also made a point of noting how YouTube and ads had also played their roles in contributing as well.
Well, the earnings call has been ongoing since the announcement and during that call, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, has been talking about where the company is seeing growth and doing well. In fact, Pichai announced that there has been “a real sense of energy and focus throughout the company” of late. One which the likes of Search, YouTube and also Maps, are seeing the benefit from, with an increase in their respective number of users. While on the topic of Search, Pichai highlighted that search results can now make use of over 100 billion app deep links. A factor which will help the continued growth of Search and which will help to continually push revenues going forward.
Pichai also made a point of taking the earnings call opportunity to highlight that Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) has seen the most successful release of any Android operating system. In addition, Pichai also drew attention to how well Google Photos is now doing, considering its young age. For instance, it was only announced this week that Photos had reached 100 million users already. Which is impressive considering Photos was announced and released following Google’s I/O event earlier in the summer.
Continuing the train of thought and based on what Pichai has said, it seems nearly all of Google’s sub streams are doing well as the CEO also made a point of calling out the likes of Google Now and Google Play. The former seems to be something which he and Google are keen to make use of in other areas with Pichai referring to “micro moments” as one of their key elements they will be focusing on going forward.