Alphabet's second quarter 2018 earnings report provided lots of insight into ways it's investing in the company's future. Some of those investments include businesses that grow
at a rapid pace and require sizable compute needs, most notably Cloud, anything mobile, and ways to gain foot traffic into stores from the web. One of the numbers, per the Motley Fool,
that's difficult to overlook: $5.5 billion in capital expenditures, up 93% year over year. Daniel Sparks explains why.
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