Dan Frommer

Tech Editor

Dan Frommer (@fromedome) is tech editor at Quartz, leading the site’s technology and science coverage. He previously helped create Business Insider and wrote about technology for Forbes and his own site SplatF, obsessing over Apple, the mobile revolution, and digital media. Dan is also co-founder of City Notes, a mobile startup.

Google is winning

Google's co-founders, CEO Larry Page, left, and Chairman Sergey Brin, rest on bean bags at Google's headquarters on Friday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Mountain View, Calif. Google which replaced Inktomi as Yahoo's search engine in June is one of the few search engines that shuns pay-for-position and pay-for-inclusion. Google executives say those formulas make it more difficult for people to find potentially valuable information, like cancer research, on the Web. ``We have taken a very strong stance that our search results represent our editorial integrity,'' said Google CEO Larry Page.(AP Photo/Randi Lynn Beach)

When Google reported its fourth-quarter earnings this week—its first report since reorganizing as Alphabet—arguably the most important number announced was 24%. That is the rate,…

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