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Google UK ad revenues climb 17% to $1.6bn

Google UK ad revenues climb 17% to $1.6bn

Google has reported revenue of $1.6 billion (£1 billion) in the UK in the third quarter of 2014, up 17 per cent from the same period last year, as global revenues surged 20 per cent.

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