Aug 13 2004
Although many people are complaining about the high valuation placed on Google (ticker GOOG), the people who are really pissed about the whole dutch auction process are the investment bankers who are getting cut out of the action (think Pearl Jam and their boycott of TicketMaster and instead selling tickets directly to customers). I’m guessing all the negative publicity has been created to make sure no other IPO’s follow in the footsteps of GOOG. In other news, Sergey and Larry, founders of Google, decided to give an interview to Playboy even though they are technically in the quiet period before an IPO.
[UPDATE] The SEC has requested the FULL Playboy article be included in the prospectus. full article (pdf, 92k)