"The weaker-than-expected results were hurt by Europe's economic woes as well as mobile and other new forms of online advertising selling for lower prices than Google's traditional ads. The issues come as Google continues its costly expansion beyond its core search-advertising business, which pits it against formidable competition in mobile, social networking..."
It would be cool if Google Finance built an online social bank with Google bankers and peer-to-peer lending, and Google+ had a social investing, trading and lending network. Or hook up with the financial Twittersphere and StockTwits. As of December 31, 2011, Google had $44.6 billion in cash and short-term marketable securities. Compete with the big banks, Google!
GOOG Technical Update
I see a false breakout above the 2010 and 2010 highs. It broke through the 50 day moving average today, but is still above the 200dma, 50 week moving average and 200wma. Also look at GOOG's trend from its IPO in 2004. It looks like a long-term ascending triangle formed using the highs in 2010-2012 (not perfect though with the 2007 high). If GOOG trades above $630 again that will probably provide confirmation that it wants to move higher, perhaps to $747 or the 2007 high. If it breaks through the long-term uptrend line, that would be bearish. The trendline hits around the 200 week moving average as well. Just looking at simple trends and support/resistance levels here.
GOOG 3-year Daily Chart