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Google saw its profits soar as lockdown continues

Google owner Alphabet saw its profit take off within the first quarter as people stuck at home in the pandemic utilized more of its services. Net profit jumped by 162% to a record $17.9bn within the three months to March as promoting income swelled by a third.

It comes as the tech monster faces increased scrutiny over its control and the widespread has individuals turning to the internet more than ever. The firm credited "elevated consumer activity online" for its results.

Investigators had expected a great execution as economies around the world have proceeded to reopen, prompting more spending on online advertising. Reflecting this income at Google's search commerce jumped by 30% to $31.9bn within the quarter, whereas sales at YouTube jumped 49% to $6bn.

The only issue confronting the tech monster is continued regulatory action over issues such as competition and security. Meanwhile, US and European regulators proceed to talk about fixing oversight of Google and other tech giants but have however to agree on legislation.

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