NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

rose 2.4% to $641.50 in pre-market trading Friday after posting a

fourth-quarter earnings beat

and announcing that co-founder Larry Page will replace Eric Schmidt as CEO beginning April 4.

Google's adjusted profit rose to $8.75 per share from $6.79 during the same quarter last year. Analysts had expected adjusted profit of $8.07 per share.

The company generated adjusted revenue of $6.4 billion, beating analyst forecasts of $6.05 billion.

In other Google news, the search giant is reportedly launching a daily deals service, Google Offers. The company has tried to get into the local deals space in the past, offering to

acquire Groupon for $6 billion last year

.

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

was up 1.3% to $8.12, as it beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter earnings estimates, although revenue was flat compared to the prior year's quarter.

The chipmaker reported revenue of $1.65 billion and earnings of 14 cents a share. In the same period last year, AMD generated sales of $1.65 and earnings of 11 cents a share. Analysts were looking for revenue of $1.63 billion and earnings of 11 cents a share.

Hewlett-Packard

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was up 0.02% to $46.79 after announcing Thursday it had named five new members to its board of directors, including former

eBay

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CEO Meg Whitman and Patricia Russo, former chief executive officer of

Alcatel-Lucent

(ALA)

. The appointments, effective Friday, will bring the total number of board members to 13.

Yahoo!'s

(YHOO)

Australian subsidiary has acquired deal site

Spreets

for $40 million, it was announced Thursday. Daily deal site

LivingSocial

has also looked to expand into the Australian market, snapping up a majority stake in Aussie group buying service

Jump On It

late last year.

--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.

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