Google (GOOG) states on its Q3 earnings call (webcast, live blog) its mobile business (ads +...

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Google (GOOG) states on its Q3 earnings call (webcast, live blog) its mobile business (ads + Google Play, though mostly ads) is now on an $8B/year run rate. A year ago, the company noted its mobile ad business was on a $2.5B/year run rate. Larry Page, who was sidelined for some time by an ailment that caused him to lose his voice, still doesn't sound like his usual self. Shares +0.7% AH after falling 8% in regular trading. (earnings slides - PDF) (more)