Google had an absolutely amazing quarter resulting in the stock increasing by more than 10%. We break down their revenue and profit numbers for the quarter.
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Google has an amazing Q4 with the stock reaching an all-time high. The company is now valued at $1.41 trillion dollars
Earnings - Google earned $22.30 per share in Q4. This crushed analyst expectations of $15.90 per share.
Revenue - $56.90 billion dollars in Q4 which beat analyst expectations of $53.13 billion dollars.
Google Cloud - $3.83 billion dollars in Q4 which matched analyst expectations of $3.81 billion dollars.
YouTube Ad Revenue - $6.89 billion dollars in Q4 which beat analyst expectations of $6.11 billion dollars.
Total advertising revenue for Q4 came in at $46.20 billion dollars, which is up 22% from $37.93 billion in Q4 in 2019. This shows an amazing turn around by Google from the huge drop in advertising revenues in March of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
Google Cloud has also been growing extremely quickly with 47% growth year over year.
This means Google Cloud is currently growing much faster than AWS, although AWS is much larger.
AWS has plateaued at 33% market share in the cloud space while Microsoft’s Azure has increased their market share to 20%. Google Cloud is in third place with 9% of the market.
Google is expecting to accelerate hiring in 2021, especially in Google Cloud.
The Elements of Computing Systems just released their second edition! This is a fantastic book to learn about the internals of computers and gain knowledge of hardware, computer architecture, operating systems and compilers.
Apple and Kia are pushing towards a deal for the Apple Car. The Apple Car will be fully autonomous and is tentatively scheduled to go into production in 2024.
Snap and Unity both warn investors that Apple’s new privacy changes (relating to IDFA) will hurt their revenues.
Given an integer, convert it to a Roman Numeral.
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As a refresher, here’s the previous question
You are given a string
s that contains only digits.
Return all possible valid IP addresses that can be obtained from
s (without changing the order of the digits in
This question can be solved with backtracking, where you can imagine a search tree of all the possible IP addresses.
With backtracking, we search the search-tree in a depth-first manner and we backtrack (or recurse) whenever we reach a candidate solution that cannot be an IP address.
Remember that an IP address consists of 4 integers that are all between 0 and 255.
We start off with our
result array, which keeps track of all the IP addresses that can be formed.
Then, we call our
backtrack function with an empty string as our current candidate and we pass in
When our candidate has 4 distinct integers and we’ve used up all the digits in
s, then we can add the candidate to
Otherwise, if we need more integers, then we can continue to iterate
We’ll run a for loop that iterates through the next 1 - 3 digits in
s and uses them as potential integers for our IP address.
Then, we’ll remove those digits from s (since we’ve used them) and backtrack on the rest of
s with our current candidate solution.
Can you analyze the time/space complexity of our solution?
Reply back with your estimate!
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