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Google Goes Public - SEC accepts their registration statement

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8:07 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Done - Effective 4:00 PM
8:12 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Googleguy: Prepare yourself as tomorrow you might be working for me... And I am a strict boss. :)
8:13 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So far I can't find anything online about it, but CNBC says it is true...
8:15 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[cbs.marketwatch.com...]

That's the bulletin on marketwatch, will try to find something more permanent.

[edited by: bakedjake at 8:16 pm (utc) on Aug. 18, 2004]

8:15 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeph, just checked the ipo site and a couple of major news sites and nothing.

/stuck at work

8:16 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here it is:

[reuters.com...]

8:17 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Exciting times ahead!
8:18 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>Googleguy: Prepare yourself as tomorrow you might be working for me...<<

GoogleGuy won't be back home for another couple of hours --he's at the Hatteras dealer.

8:20 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And Larry is buying the island he will be mooring it on. :)

Congratulations to everyone involved with Google. A lot of your hard work over the years is directly paying off now. Enjoy it

8:26 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Tomorrow will be an interesting day!
8:27 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The best thing is the IPO silence will finally end. Interesting times ahead. Hand on to your optical mouse.

I wonder if we will get a new Google Search Logo tomorrow with money floating around the "Google" words.

[edited by: nosense at 8:29 pm (utc) on Aug. 18, 2004]

8:28 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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As of 4:28 EST - etrade is no longer taking bids.
8:33 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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..he's at the Hatteras dealer.

Hmmmm that would be unwise, we are cancelling vacation

8:50 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Finally! Best of luck GOOG!
8:54 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Got an email just now:

If you have submitted a bid, you should access the current prospectus
and carefully reconsider your bid(s). Bids may be accepted by the
underwriters at any time after 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) today
by sending you a notice of acceptance. You may withdraw your bid(s) by
contacting your brokerage firm at any time until the notice of
acceptance is sent to you.

I expect the notice of acceptance to come in about 6.00 PM tonight {that is if I am not outbid}

8:58 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Finally the wait is over. Never anticipated that this IPO fizzles out this way with lowering of price range, Playboy stories, yada yada ..

Neverthless, Good luck with this IPO. I hope this IPO revives the Bay Area economy a bit more:)

9:02 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I hope this IPO revives the Bay Area economy a bit more

Don't count on it. Instead, count on everyone who buys IPO shares losing about 30% of their value. Google is going to make a few millionaires - the problem is the people they make millionaires used to be BILLIONAIRES :)

9:11 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google is going to make a few millionaires - the problem is the people they make millionaires used to be BILLIONAIRES

Even if the price goes down by 60% from IPO price, it still makes 1000s of Google employees here in Bay Area first time millionaires. Don't you think that will have some +ve impact on the local economy here!. Me thinks, it will!

9:27 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Maybe ... maybe not. Personally if I lived in California and wasn't a millionaire, I would move when I became one - no way would I let "Uncle California" take my cash in taxes :)

Either way though, it's going to be 6 months before the employees can sell any of their stock. Might not be worth much then.

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it still makes 1000s of Google employees here in Bay Area first time millionaires

perhaps they will even be able to purchase a little 2/1 house with that... that's about it.
9:33 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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6 months before the employees can sell any of their stock

Actually small portions can be sold at 15 days after they go public, with more and more being able to sell at 90, 120, and 150 days.

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Actually small portions can be sold at 15 days after they go public

Wow .. that seems to be interesting to know. Typical lockout is for 6 months. But GOOG defied norms from the start

10:04 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if they'll have a special "GOOG" logo on their home page tomorrow.
10:10 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Even if the price goes down by 60% from IPO price, it still makes 1000s of Google employees here in Bay Area first time millionaires.

Great news for those who aint millionaires - those new ones will be throwing money around, which would result in raise of prices for everyone :)

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Congratulations to everyone involved with Google. A lot of your hard work over the years is directly paying off now. Enjoy it.

Aye! Aye!

12:42 am on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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BBC carrying it here [news.bbc.co.uk...]

and talking every hour ..on the hour on the world service in depth for 10 minutes on the history ..dotcom boom ..etc ..and the handling of the IPO..

12:37 am on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If the market the day after the IPO(thursday) comes back friday and on the open market the shares trade below the IPO offering. Bang! No more dutch auctions, media deems Googles offering a failure(and the bad press runs wild) and tech IPO's rethink. This could be bigger then the IPO offering itself, Wall Street will have the last word, that is simply something Google cant control.

Im not sure this could go either way, the shares had to be alot lower to avoid this.

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BTW just took a look and for now from Europe the logo is still olympic ..2 togas fencing .
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Actually small portions can be sold at 15 days after they go public

If that's true, then that's even more of a reason not to buy. When employees sell their shares, the price per share goes DOWN. The standard 6 month employee hold is designed to prevent this, so the employees don't sell on opening day and tank everything.

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There are tons of reasons not to buy. Everyonne can keep touting them as loanuniverse, jcoronella, and I count the money.
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