- First quarter 2015 revenue came in at $17.3 billion, a 12% year over year increase in comparison to same quarter last year. (As per CFO, excluding changes in foreign currency exchange, growth would have been 17% year over year).
- Total advertising revenue came in at $15.5 billion, a 11% year over year increase in comparison to first quarter 2014. However, a 5% decrease in comparison to last quarter (fourth quarter 2014).
- "Other revenues" (non-ad related) came in a bit over $1.7 billion, a nice 23% year over year increase in comparison to fourth quarter 2014 (a 2% decrease in comparison to last quarter earnings).
Google also announced that their aggregate cost per click (the average price they charge advertisiers for online ads) decreased by 7% year over year. CFO Patrick Pichette, attributed this in part to YouTube's 'skippable' ads which return a lesser revenue (YouTube currently allows users to skip advertisement after approximately 4 seconds).
- Driverless cars
- Google Glass
- The use of Android operating system to automate your entire home
- Android-powered smart watches
- Partnerships with pharma companies to create pills that could diagnose and treat medical illnesses
- "Project Loon"-initiatives to bring internet access to the entire world (sometimes we forget there are still billions of people in this world living without this privilege)