Ruth Porat

Google boosted by YouTube and mobile search

Google parent company Alphabet reported strong third quarter results, with mobile search and video powering its core ad business. Announcing the results last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company’s advertising business is “thriving in a mobile world” and said that users are “super-attentive and engaged” in mobile services like Google search, YouTube, […]

YouTube watch-time up 60% as reach passes cable TV

The time people spent watching video on YouTube increased 60% year-on-year in Q2, with the site’s reach surpassing that of cable TV for viewers under 50, according to Google. Announcing its second quarter earnings results, the search giant said that watch-time on YouTube saw its fastest rate of growth in two years. On mobile devices […]