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October 31, 2003: Google Planning IPO, Microsoft Buyout

The New York Times confirms the bad news: Google is planning an IPO. And even worse, they've been discussing a merger with Microsoft. "The company [...] has also explored the idea of a so-called Dutch auction, bypassing Wall Street and selling shares directly to investors. Such an approach could give it distance from scandal-plagued investment banking deals of the dot-com era as well as create a huge base of small shareholders."

Posted by Aaron Swartz on October 31, 2003 06:27 AM