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Google's stock has left many doubters googly-eyed since its initial IPO, sailing past the $100 barrier early on and almost tripling in value since that time. Buoyed by this success and by recent profitable results, the company has announced that it will make more than 14 million new shares publicly available. At current prices, the shares would be worth about $4 billion. The company has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed public offering by the company of 14,159,265 shares of Class A common stock. The managing underwriters of the proposed offering are Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Credit Suisse First Boston LLC, acting as joint book-running managers, and Allen & Company LLC, acting as co-manager. The underwriters have an option to purchase up to 600,000 additional shares of Class A common stock from Googl... (more)

Google Acquires Security/Compliance Company Postini

Google has signed "a definitive agreement" to acquire Postini, which specializes in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions, serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide. Postini's services -- which include message security, archiving, encryption, and policy enforcement -- can be used to protect a company's email, instant messaging, and other web-based communications. Under the terms of the agreement, Google will acquire Postini for $625 million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments, and Postini will become a wholly-own... (more)

Google Co-Founder Larry Page Announces Video Marketplace

Google's Video Store, announced by company co-founder Larry Page (pictured)) at his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, "is the first open video marketplace enabling consumers to buy and rent a wide range of video content from a major television network, a professional sports league, cable programmers, independent producers and film makers," Page said. "This fast growing collection of videos will include prime-time and classic hits from CBS, a full slate of NBA games from this season and outstanding performances from the past, music videos from SO... (more)

"Google Respects Copyright," Says Company VP as Google Rebuts Authors Guild Allegations

"Google respects copyright," declared Google's Susan Wojcicki (pictured), Vice President, Product Management, Tuesday as Google began its vigorous rebuttal of the Authors Guild lawsuit to try to stop Google Print. "The use we make of all the books we scan through the Library Project is fully consistent with both the fair use doctrine under U.S. copyright law," Wojcicki continued, "and the principles underlying copyright law itself, which allow everything from parodies to excerpts in book reviews." To underline the Google position, Wojcicki showed in her Google blog what an in-cop... (more)

Google Snaps Up the Father of the Orion Search Engine

According to Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, the 26-year-old Israeli-born student Ori Allon - a University of New South Wales doctoral candidate - has not only successfully created his own search engine, called Orion; he has also succeeded in having himself (and the engine's all-important algorithm) be snapped up by Google. Allon's research project, "RichProlog, a System for Deducing, Inducing and Learning in the Declarative Programming Paradigm" was aimed at what the Sydney Morning Herald summarizes as "improving the relevance of responses to a search - and displaying a more ... (more)