By Marcus Leach

Google have announced rises in profits and revenue that exceed all market expectations.

The internet giant recorded a 36% increase in net profit for the three month period to June, with revenues up 32%. That equates to $2.5 billion dollars in net profit, and $9 billion in revenue.

With the launch of their own social networking site, Google+, Google are looking to take on Facebook.

The results were the first under chief executive Larry Page, who replaced Eric Schmidt in April.

"We had a great quarter," said Mr Page. "I'm super excited about the amazing response to Google+."

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