Golden hand: Alphabet boss Sundar Pichai is a winner of the corona crisis and the increasing online usage time
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Bubbling advertising revenues have helped the Google parent company Alphabet to jump in sales.
Revenues in the second quarter climbed 57 percent after adjustment for currency effects to 61.88 billion dollars, as the world's largest search engine provider announced on Tuesday after the US market closed.
That was significantly more than analysts expected.
The profit increased even more.
From April to June, Alphabet had a net income of $ 18.53 billion after $ 6.96 billion in the same period last year.
With this, too, the group clearly exceeded expectations.
The share, which has risen by almost 50 percent since the beginning of the year and is currently trading near its record high, rose in after-hours trading by around 2 percent to 2698 US dollars.
Company boss Sundar Pichai justified the development with further increased online activities of consumers and a general strength in the advertising business.
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