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Google: The latest developments

Wall Street's money machine gives the search mavericks rare power to cut their own deal, but business motives may win out in the end. Google's hard bargain Sizing up the competition How John Doerr, the old prospector, finally struck Google Technology smooths path to stock market Editors' picks: Google stories around the Web

The Internet's leading search engine files plans to raise $2.7 billion in an auction-style public offering. Can the company keep its quirks and still do business with Wall Street?

Google's hard bargain

Wall Street's money machine gives the search mavericks rare power to cut their own deal, but business motives may win out in the end.
May 3, 2004

Sizing up the competition

Now that the once-secretive search king has taken the wraps off its financial data, how does it stack up against its rivals?
May 3, 2004

How John Doerr, the old prospector, finally struck Google

John Doerr, a prominent venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, is as upbeat about the potential of Internet start-ups as ever.
May 3, 2004

Technology smooths path to stock market

The success of bid-for-placement advertising and other technology advances help build confidence in Google's plans for a Web-based stock auction.
May 3, 2004

Editor's picks: Best stories around the web

Google's IPO filing generated intense media coverage. These are some of the more interesting stories based on topics such as the people behind the company, the investor angle and the big picture.
April 30, 2004

previous coverage

Google files for unusual $2.7 billion IPO

update The Internet search leader files documents with regulators that provide insight into its business, as it prepares to sell shares to the public.
April 29, 2004

Google IPO mania slows SEC Web site

Intense interest in the search king's initial public offering slows the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site to a crawl.
April 29, 2004

Want in on Google stock?

The search engine is opening its long-anticipated public offering to the masses through a rare auction process. But ordinary folks will still need to jump through hoops to land some of the coveted shares.
April 29, 2004

Lifting the lid on the search giant

A search through Google's SEC filing pulls up some interesting findings on executive salaries, the board of directors and the competition.
April 29, 2004

Co-founders release Google 'owner's manual'

Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin craft a letter to map out Google's credo as a public company.
April 29, 2004

Pair evaded academic legacies to found Google

If they had followed their fathers' dreams, Sergey Brin and Larry Page would have become university professors, likely toiling on complex math and computer problems in academic obscurity.
April 27, 2004

Yahoo chief: We won't be hurt by a Google IPO

The company's CEO sees "plenty of room" for both companies to thrive, he tells reporters.
April 27, 2004

Google plays down Microsoft search plans

An executive from the search company says he doesn't expect to see a credible product from the software giant for years.
April 8, 2004

Microsoft, Google may go head-to-head

special report Microsoft's path to expand the Windows empire with a new search program called MSNBot is leading directly to search king Google.
June 25, 2003