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Seldom has a financial event been so eagerly awaited by the investing world. When this net heavyweight goes public it will be the culmination of years of anticipation by stock market participants. We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest developments on the main page, including the possible dutch auction of their stock shares, as the IPO details unfold.


  IPO Developments - July, 2004


7/31IPO investors get few details from Google's somber video ... The canned video presentation, and a Q&A on the IPO site, also did nothing to answer many of the basic questions still hanging over Google's unusual auction. But at least investors can now sign up for a bidder ID number, a requirement for participating in the IPO. ... -- SiliconValley.com
7/30Google unveils IPO auction site ... A Google spokeswoman confirmed that www.ipo.google.com had gone live, where bidders can apply to get an identification number to participate in the so-called Dutch auction. ... -- CNN / Money
7/30Google to limit hedge-funds bidding in IPO auction ... Managers of Google Inc.'s sale of its stock to the public have begun informing some hedge funds that they won't be allowed to bid on the initial public offering through the retail portion, according to people briefed on the IPO. ... -- SiliconValley.com
7/28Google founders take IPO on the road Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page came to New York in dark suits to sell their company's initial public offering to investors at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom Tuesday. ... -- SiliconValley.com
7/28Google rank-and-file to become millionaires after IPO ... Google's rank-and-file employees stand to be worth an average of about $2.8 million apiece based on the estimated value of the stock and options they hold, according to a Mercury News analysis of the company's financial documents released Monday. ... -- SiliconValley.com
7/27Frugal Google - How it's upending the lousy IPO practices of the '90s ... Google may be an Internet company based in Silicon Valley. But its IPO won't be anything like a replay of the bubble heyday. If anything, it is a repudiation of the boom years. Google has rewritten the rules of IPOs in accordance with lessons learned from the 1990s. ... -- Slate
7/26Google IPO worth up to $3.3B ... About 24.6 million shares would be sold in the IPO for between $108 and $135 apiece, according to an amended prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ... -- CNN / Money
7/19Google may announce IPO price range Google Inc. is expected to disclose the proposed per-share price range for its initial public offering as soon as this week in an updated filing with U.S. regulators, said a newspaper report Monday. ... - CNN / Money
7/14'Quiet Period' Adds to Mystery Surrounding Google IPO Auction ... even smaller retail brokerages that cater to regular investors, including San Francisco investment bank W.R. Hambrecht, which pioneered the Dutch auction IPO method, don't have much of anything to say.... "The irony of the SEC laws, in general, is they're supposed to protect the investors, but then you have this quiet period and that means investors can't get any information". ... - Newhouse News Service
7/13Analysts speculate about Google's choice of Nasdaq ... Google's choice to take a spot alongside other tech heavyweights by staging its hotly anticipated initial public offering on the Nasdaq market has left analysts speculating about the thinking behind the decision. ... - E-Commerce Times
7/8Google's IPO silence frustrating investors ... Google, which is notoriously secretive anyway, is taking its quiet period to extremes, some say. It has threatened to fire employees if they talk to the press and discouraged its investment-banking partners from giving even general information to investors about initial public offerings of stock or the auction process that Google intends to use to sell its shares. ... - SiliconValley.com
7/8Google offers cautions to would-be investors ... Google warned overenthusiastic small investors might run up the IPO price to unreasonable levels, driving away larger investors like mutual funds or pension managers. That would make it more likely that Google's stock will fall once it starts trading, Google warned. ... - SiliconValley.com
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