Google Files for IPO

Well all of Wall Street has been salivating over this event and Google has filed for it’s IPO. Virtually every news agency is covering this:

And of course the actual SEC IPO statement and as expected, it is super-slashdotted as everyone and their mother wants to see this thing. One of the neat things that I read on Slashdot is “In the filing, Google said that it ‘generated revenues of $961.9 million in 2003 and reported a net profit of $106.5 million. Sales rose 177 percent from a year ago although earnings increased by just 6 percent’.”

UPDATE: Wired News has posted an excellent article discussing the SEC IPO filing letter and some of the things that are even more interesting or ironic like:

“its planned offering is $2,718,281,828 dollars, which some would immediately recognize as the mathematical constant e.”