You think it's easy printing money at Google? Think again.
The company on Thursday reported enviable financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013, with revenue of $16.86 billion, up 17 percent, and net income of $3.38 billion. It's just another three months of success for Google's money machine, but to make it work Google has to spend a gargantuan amount on its own infrastructure -- chiefly servers, networking equipment, and the data centers that house them.
In the fourth quarter, Google spent $2.26 billion on that infrastructure -- a few pennies short of … Read more