The companyreported profit of $8.9 billion U.S. on revenue of $39.3 billion.
"With great opportunities ahead, we continue to make focused investments in the talent and infrastructure needed to bring exceptional products and experiences to our users, advertisers and partners around the globe", said Alphabet chief financial officer Ruth Porat. "By that we mean data centers and machines".
Indeed, some analysts are expecting bigger things, in particular a significant acquisition, though it's not clear what company would change the landscape as much as, say, IBM Corp.'s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat Inc. announced in October. He declined to name a specific number, but noted that Google's cloud business became a "multibillion dollar business" under Greene's leadership; "that was not the case five years ago", he said.
Alphabet's earnings per share of $12.77 beat Wall Street expectations of $10.86 per share, according to analysts polled by FactSet.
Alphabet's earnings totaled $12.77 a share in the fourth quarter, about $2 a share above the consensus estimate.
Google also had to pay more to attract traffic.
Among the numbers that stood out was the jump in costs and capital expenditures, both in Google and Alphabet's other bets.
Investors may see, for the first time, YouTube ad revenues broken out separately.
Greene and incoming Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, a longtime Oracle Corp.
Analysts said Google's core advertising business is starting to plateau, an indication of stiffening competition. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $31.28 billion.
Online commerce grew quickly in the final quarter of 2018, helping Google's ad business.
Concerns appear to be around how much Google is able to charge advertisers for ads.
Revenue from Google's Other division, which includes cloud and hardware, rose 31 percent to $6.49 billion.
And it's cloud computing where Google should be a major competitor, but it came late to the game, with Amazon's Web Services dominating, and Microsoft Azure gobbling up larger-enterprise customers. Revenues from Other Bets were just $154 million, with operating loss reaching $1.328 billion.
Losses from other bets almost doubled over the year to $1.3bn from $748m a year ago. It also includes Verily and Waymo, health and driverless cars, respectively. It was the lowest growth rate in the company's short history, and the company has many challenges to keep growing, but it turns out that Facebook keeps making bank because its ads work and the company is willing to plaster them all over its internet hangouts.
Cloud engineers and sales professionals also made up the bulk of the 4,000 employees it hired during the quarter, Porat said.
Protesters gathered in front of Northam's office in Richmond, Virginia, waving signs demanding he step down. Brooks said she was anxious Northam would have to expend too much time dealing with his current problem.
As a result, the new outlet claims she has hired herself a birth partner, something the rest of the royal family hasn't done. A source said: " Meghan is focused on calm and positive energy around the birth - she is a big believer in that".
However, speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville admitted he can't see Sarri lasting long at Stamford Bridge. Willian has played 24 Premier League games this campaign but has just three goals and four assists to his name.
It has charged Huawei, its subsidiaries, and Meng with 13 counts including fraud, money laundering, and obstruction of justice. China insists that Canada released Meng immediately but Ottawa says it can not interfere in the matter.
Mahomes also became the first NFL MVP drafted by the Chiefs , and the first NFL MVP for Andy Reid while he has been a head coach. The Chiefs already have one of the league's most explosive offenses - and Mahomes is obviously the centerpiece.
Later on, in the press conference, Porzingis talked about the possibilities and opportunities that are available with the Mavs. Porzingis averaged 22.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game before his injury last season (Feb. 6).
John , a soap-opera actor who played character Neil Winters for 28 years on Young & the Restless , has died. Officials told TMZ paramedics were sent to his home and were told John was pronounced dead at the scene.
The trouble began on January 27 when an electrical panel caught fire at the prison, cutting off power to part of the facility. The Federal Defenders has clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, White Plains and Central Islip on Long Island.
That summer she was assigned to work with a men's basketball player, whom she was told needed to pass a course to graduate. Yet Missouri athletics director Jim Sterk quickly said the school will file an appeal.
Moment of Brazil dam collapse caught on camera
The dam collapse that killed more than 100 people in Brazil was inevitable because of lax regulations, residents have claimed. Closeups replayed throughout the day showed cars and people scrambling unsuccessfully to escape the dark red torrent.