Google Earnings Miss Expectations Amid Tech Industry Weakness

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Google parent Alphabet posted weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings Tuesday as the search giant experienced a choppy economy that has already weighed on advertising revenue at Snap and Twitter. 

In the quarter ended June 30, Alphabet reported revenue of $69.7 billion, missing the $70 billion forecast by analysts surveyed by Yahoo Finance. The company reported $1.21 in earnings per share, missing the $1.31 forecast.

The weak results come as advertising, the company’s revenue driver, faces headwinds from a slowing economy. Google’s advertising business didn’t seem to suffer as badly as smaller internet companies but still faces a difficult environment. The tech

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