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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 Apps 'Career Limiting': Burton Group

"Google has caught the attention of enterprises with the low price [of $50 per user per year] of its Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) solution. However, there's a catch: limited functionality and new information technology (IT) risks." Burton Group senior analyst Guy Creese claims Google Apps could be a "career-limiting move for enterprise architects" if they expect too much from the rudimentary widgetry. Even Google itself hasn't replaced its Office desks. It might be good for schools, start-ups and small businesses with basic needs but the corporation is another thing. Users ... (more)

Green Plug to Showcase Lineup of Greentalk-Powered Consumer Electronics Devices

Green Plug has developed digital technology enabling real-time collaboration between electronic devices and their power sources. The company's green power components allow manufacturers to standardize on one universal power connector and eliminate environmental waste. Green Plug and Innergie recently announced the Greentalk-enabled Innergie mCube90G. Pricing for the Innergie mCube90G has not been set. The Green Plug/Innergie will showcase their technology on a digital media enthusiast's toolkit, centered on an eco-friendly Fabrik SimpleTech [re]drive storage system, Ricoh R10 and... (more)

Microsoft-Yahoo! - Microsoft's Bing To Power Yahoo! Search

"Users will continue to experience search as a vital part of their Yahoo! experiences and will enjoy increased innovation thanks to the scale and resources this deal provides," sais Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz, as Yahoo! and Microsoft today announced an agreement that the companies believe "will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry." "This agreement comes with boatloads of value for Yahoo!, our users, and the industry, and I believe it establishes the foundation for a new era of Internet innovation and developmen... (more)

Yahoo! vs Google Battle Heats Up: Yahoo! Expands Reach to Small- and Medium-sized Publishers

Yahoo! is extending the Yahoo! Publisher Network in the U.S. to small- and medium-sized web sites, the company said today. Through the new platform, small- and medium-sized publishers will now have access to the same large advertising network, content and applications capabilities that Yahoo! uses while working with the world's biggest, brand-name publishers. Initially available in the U.S. through an invitation-only beta, the Yahoo! Publisher Network self-serve platform will allow webmasters to sign up online for Yahoo! advertising products and receive access to other syndicated Y... (more)