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    Again, Google is trying to take over the world. Their business model of 'don't be evil' will now be secondary to meeting shareholder's demands.
    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...toryID=4993956

  • #2
    If you can get your hands on it, all the power to you.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phobal
      If you can get your hands on it, all the power to you.
      Shit, this is the only tech IPO in the last 4 years worth taking any notice of. I have to give credit to Google for having the balls to do it; it's killed many good companies in the past.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by skroo
        Shit, this is the only tech IPO in the last 4 years worth taking any notice of. I have to give credit to Google for having the balls to do it; it's killed many good companies in the past.

        For sure, but the things to take note of are that Google has been one of the only if not the only tech company to be consistantly hiring each year since 99 or so. And as I've heard, there are SEC rules that require you once you gross more than 250 million (could be wrong on that figure) for X amount of years you have to file with them regardless of you being privately held or not. And the reaction to this usually from most companies is to go public rather than jump through the hoops of the SEC.

        I'm sure someone more familiar with SEC rules can give us a better breakdown...

        simon
        "I'm not a robot like you. I don't like having disks crammed into me... unless they're Oreos, and then only in the mouth."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by simon
          And as I've heard, there are SEC rules that require you once you gross more than 250 million (could be wrong on that figure) for X amount of years you have to file with them regardless of you being privately held or not. And the reaction to this usually from most companies is to go public rather than jump through the hoops of the SEC.

          simon

          No.

          Companies do not file for an IPO to avoid paperwork, that is what attorneys and accounting agencies are for.

          IPO's are an instrument for companies to raise capital by selling ownership of the company.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skroo
            Shit, this is the only tech IPO in the last 4 years worth taking any notice of. I have to give credit to Google for having the balls to do it; it's killed many good companies in the past.
            I don't really think it's a gutsy move. It's a good way for them to easily make money. But, again my thesis; It'll ruin them ;). They'll be more and more desperate to raise capital.

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            • #7
              As long as there is porn, Google's stock will remain on the up and up. :)
              The dude abides.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Xodia
                As long as there is porn, Google's stock will remain on the up and up. :)
                For that you want, www.xahara.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Xodia
                  As long as there is porn, Google's stock will remain on the up and up. :)
                  I put on my financial wizards cap, boiled up the snake oil in my cauldron, mixing the potion with my maestro's wand I threw in an eye of Newt Gingrich and a free lunch from my buddy Milt and chanted

                  "boogle me yo noodle i know doodle me up a google IPO"

                  And appeared before me was a 5-year chart that looked a lot like this:

                  http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=TMTA&t=5y

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                  • #10
                    If Google went IPO, then this board can't be far behind....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by astcell
                      If Google went IPO, then this board can't be far behind....
                      So what's wrong with making money? Google probably did a "google search" on terms like, Free Enterprise, capitalism, and the ever so popular, profit margin. When you have a good thing, sell it to the highest bidder. My dad always told me, "Boy, you're too damn ugly to sell your ass, all you have is your labor, get all you can for it." ^5 Google.

                      If Defcon charged a membership fee would I still come here? You bet your sweet ass I would.

                      :D
                      I enjoy talking to myself...it's usually the only intelligent conversations I get to have.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Floydr47
                        So what's wrong with making money?
                        Being a staunch capitalist, there's nothing at all wrong with making money.

                        Their advertising revenue is unreal. No wonder the search engine sucks these days. Nearly a billion dollars in revenue, 3/4 of that is for the google websites, the rst through adsense.

                        Similarly, Yahoo - with all of it's shopping sites, and other features posted a 1.6 billion in revenues in the same time.

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                        • #13
                          If your making that much revenue, why would you need to IPO for extra funds to expand? Besides, they are doing the "all your stocks will only = 49%" bit with the private stocks vs. public stock IPO plan. So it will never not be wholey own by founders.
                          "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hackajar
                            If your making that much revenue, why would you need to IPO for extra funds to expand? Besides, they are doing the "all your stocks will only = 49%" bit with the private stocks vs. public stock IPO plan. So it will never not be wholey own by founders.
                            While it is a lot of money, who knows what they have in store? Gmail, seems so ambitious that it was considered an April fools joke.

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