Update 4:33 p.m.: Maybe it's his throat issue, but CEO Larry Page does not sound too happy on this earnings call, which he began with an apology for the unexpected release. "I'm sorry for the scramble earlier today," were some of the first words out of his mouth, before going into his planned talk.
Update 3:06 p.m.: After halting shares this afternoon because of its earnings report mishap, Google has put out an official statement, with CEO Larry Page quote included. Considering we already know how the market reacted to the report, it's hard to get behind Page's words. "We had a strong quarter. Revenue was up 45 percent year-on-year, and, at just fourteen years old, we cleared our first $14 billion revenue quarter," he said. "I am also really excited about the progress we’re making creating a beautifully simple, intuitive Google experience across all devices." Shares will resume trading at 3:20 p.m. EST, after which we will see how the market reacts, now that we've heard from Page.
Update 3:22 p.m.: Looks like Page's positive take hasn't helped the company stock. Right after resuming trading, the stock opened 9 percent down, and is currently trading around 8 percent down, at the time of this writing.
Update 12:58 p.m.: Due to all the tanking because of Google's unexpected (and awful) earnings report, trading on Google's shares have now been halted. The early release is starting to look like a big mistake. Looking at the report, the missing quote from Google CEO Larry Page (which, of course, already has a Twitter parody account) is certainly suspect, leading us to believe it was an unfinished document, not yet ready for the world.