04 February 2007

Ads help Google profits triple

Internet search engine Google said its ability to cash in on web advertising had helped its profits almost triple. The company made a net profit of $1.03bn (£524.4m) in the last three months of 2006 - compared to $372.2m a year ago. The result, on sales of $3.2bn, was helped by high internet traffic in the holiday shopping season.