During the last three months of 02013 Google had free cash flow of $2.98 billion while spending $2.26 billion on capital expenditures ("the majority of which was for production equipment, data-center construction, and real estate purchases"). In addition, during the last three months of 02013, Google hired 1,520 full-time workers. Google Inc. started 02013 with $48.1 billion in "cash" and 12 months later the cash increased to $58.7 billion. In a nutshell: It appears as though Google had a decent 02013.
GOOG closed yesterday (02014.01.30) at $1,135.39. Today GOOG had a gap open at $1,171.35 and it spiked to a new 52-week/all-time high of $1,172.00. Right now (7:44am MST) GOOG is at $1661.00 (up ~2.3%) even though the DJIA is down 1.33%, S&P 500 is down 1.13%, and NASDAQ is down 0.98%.
For the full year of 02013, Google had free cash flow of $11.29 billion and capital expenditures of $7.35 billion. Google's cash position increased by $10.62 billion during 02013. In addition, the number of Googlers (i.e. Google employees that don't work for Motorola) increased from 37,544 to 43,682 (approximately 16.8 new hires per day) during 02013.