Subtracting the cost of the Motorola deal, Google still has more than than $25 billion in cash and marketable securities on hand. It generated $2.6 billion in free cash flow just last QUARTER.
That kind of cash could buy a lot of interesting companies.
Low-Power Servers, High Efficiency Data Centers
Google’s data centers are designed to take advantage of industry best practices in design and operations. The company has been a pioneer in running warmer facilities and designing chiller-less data centers that use less energy. At the server level, Google’s custom servers feature a power supply that integrates a battery, allowing it to function as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The design shifts the UPS and battery backup functions from the data center into the server cabinet.
the new management structure he implemented is “working together fabulously,” and helping complete Google’s goal of making “sharing on web like sharing in real life.”