UPDATE 1-Google's Internet revenue grew 23 percent in Q1

April 18 Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:29pm EDT

April 18 (Reuters) - Google Inc's core Internet business grew net revenue 23 percent in the first quarter to $9.99 billion as the company's search advertising business continued to show strength.

Shares of Google, which reached an all-time high of $844 in March, were up 2 percent to $783.08 in after hours trading on Thursday.

Google's overall first quarter net income, including its money-losing Motorola Mobility mobile phone business, was $3.35 billion, or $9.94 per share. That compares to net income of $2.89 billion, or $8.75 per share in the year-ago period, before Google acquired Motorola.

Google said it had consolidated revenue in the first quarter of $13.97 billion, versus $10.65 billion in the year-ago period.

The company's main Internet business generated $9.99 billion in first-quarter net revenue, which excludes fees paid to partner websites, compared to $8.14 billion in the first quarter of 2012.

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