Google Inc. announced Thursday that it earned $2.89 billion, or $8.75 per share, in the first quarter. That is up from $1.8 billion, or $5.51 per share, a year earlier. (Associated Press)

Google Inc. announced Thursday that it earned $2.89 billion, or $8.75 per share, in the first quarter. That is up from $1.8 billion, or $5.51 per share, a year earlier. (Associated Press)