Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Google CapEx Spending Rebounds Slightly

Google (GOOG) invested $186 million on its data centers in the third quarter of 2009, ending a string of five consectuive quarters in which the company slashed its capital spending. But Google’s infrastructure costs remained just a fraction of what they were during its 2007 building boom, when it announced four new data centers.

The second quarter capital expenditure (CapEx) total was up slightly from $139 million in the second quarter but tically lower than the company spent during the same period in 2006 ($492 million), 2007 ($453 million) and 2008 ($452 million). Here’s a look at the recent trend:

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