And while Google's share of online searches appears to have stalled out in the 65% to 66% area, revenue continues to climb. Unlike, say, Yahoo.
The company also is growing in an area that's becoming increasingly critical -- mobile ads. Google said revenue from its mobile business is on track to contribute more than $1 billion annually.
Google's growth also is reflected in its higher payroll, which has raised some red flags with some analysts. I don't see anything to worry about here. If you want your company to keep growing, at some point you need more employees. Let the analysts fret; realistic companies understand this.