Google stocks ‘up 17% in 2013′

<p>The share price of Google is still rising fast.</p>

Google's share price continues to hit new highs and its stocks are now up by around 17 per cent on the start of the year.

The search engine company closed Friday at $831.52 (£557), which caps a nearly tenfold rise from its public offering price in 2004 of $85.

Google's Android mobile operating system has been hailed as one of the reasons for the company's recent success, as it gives Google the opportunity to deliver more services and ads to users.

But Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research highlighted one potential area of concern for the firm.

"Within six months, Google needs to take a hard look at Motorola. If they can't deliver, the whole Motorola should be closed and shut forever," he was quoted as saying by AFP.

Eric Kuby, chief investment officer at North Star Investment Management in Chicago, told Reuters recently that Google is the "big momentum" stock at the moment.

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