Peter Kafka

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Google’s $1.5 Billion Ad Bill

Google made some $37 billion selling ads last year. But it’s a big ad buyer, too: The search giant spent an estimated $1.5 billion selling itself in 2011, Ad Age reports. That number will jump significantly this year, since Google is now in the phone-selling business, courtesy of its $12.5 billion Motorola acquisition.


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