Google: Can't Stop This Train

The company is improving on its ability to match ads with search results, fueling optimism the tech giant will finish the year strong

Comparisons of Google to a freight train that defies the laws of physics are looking apt right about now. By all rights, such forces as a slowing economy and increased competition from new search engines and social networks should be dragging on the company's growth. That's what they're doing to rival Yahoo! (YHOO). But time and time again Google (GOOG) proves that it is far from running out of steam. In some ways, it may just be getting started.

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