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Google Goes Public

On April 29, 2004, Google, one of the most successful Internet search engines, filed for its initial public stock offering. A May 2 news report explains the company’s plans for an online auction, an unconventional move that will make its shares available to individual shareholders.

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    On April 29, 2004, Google, one of the most successful Internet search engines, filed for its initial public stock offering. A May 2 news report explains the company’s plans for an online auction, an unconventional move that will make its shares available to individual shareholders.

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