You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

Business

EARNINGS ROUNDUP

Ad spending gives boost to Google

SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s fourth-quarter earnings rose 7 percent as online advertisers spent more money in pursuit of holiday shoppers.

While the company’s earnings topped analyst estimates, an accounting quirk caused net revenue to fall below the projections that guide investor expectations.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week