aug 19

Remembering Google

Google's IPO was five years ago today. I was trying to remember the skeptics. Here's one:

"I'm not buying," Stephen Wozniak, an Apple co-founder, declared to The New York Times in the weeks before Google went public.


If I remember correctly, the preferred A stock only went out to a select number of people. Right?

posted by taulpaul at 11:49 AM on August 19, 2009

I don't remember how company stock worked, but I don't think there were any preferred shares issues, because of that whole dutch auction thing. (I bought five shares. Still have them.)

posted by Rex at 11:54 AM on August 19, 2009

I do remember trying to get a share or two, and gave up because it was too difficult.

posted by taulpaul at 12:26 PM on August 19, 2009

had shares in the $130 range for no more than 2 days.

sold higher saying i'd buy them back when the shares fell.

still waiting.

btw- like the new design... but what's with the super ball peppered with finishing nails?

posted by steve at 2:18 PM on August 19, 2009

sigh, i was a skeptic; thought it was too easy for people to switch preferred search engines, non-significant differences in search results, low barriers to entry. oops.

posted by dean wermer at 3:55 PM on August 19, 2009

Even great business men make mistakes, I'm sure Stephen Wozniak now regrets, look at what google has become. Reminds of me of Donals Trump and some of the giant mistakes he's done.

posted by Dave at 9:47 AM on August 20, 2009

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