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on google and the markets


Despite frenzied speculation of an imminent Google public offering, company co-founder Sergey Brin said he's still casually debating the pros and cons with board members and has not yet set a date.
Given recent irrational behavior on part of the markets (you know, P/E ratios that don't make any sense... stocks of money-losing companies that cuadruple in value in a matter of weeks... things of that nature), a Google IPO could easily set off a chain reaction. It wouldn't last though--there's not a lot of money left to lose--and a few people would make a lot of money.

That aside, I was thinking today: how much more possible is it that Google will be acquired? .... No, not AOL--not enough cash, too many problems. But Microsoft? I admit, it's far fetched, highly unlikely, etcetera. But they could make "an offer they couldn't refuse". It's left as an excercise for the reader to figure out, in this hypothetical scenario, who would be Don Corleone, and who would be Luca Brasi. :-))

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on August 25 2003 at 1:55 AM

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