This sceptred isle is probably much more profitable for Google than the US operation.
This article titled “Google digs deep on treasure island UK” was written by Charles Arthur, for The Guardian on Monday 18th April 2011 06.00 UTC
Not so long ago car salesmen used to call Britain “Treasure Island”, because they could charge much higher prices here than on the continent. It wasn't because the cars needed right-hand drive; Japan drove on the left too but had nothing like the price disparity. No, Britain was just a special case of us handing over our money to, mostly, foreign carmakers.