[Politech] Google's possible IPO draw cries of "monopoly!" [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Tue Oct 28 2003 - 06:18:25 PST

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    Google float may make it a target of Net activists
    By Simon English in New York (Filed: 25/10/2003)
    A proposed flotation of the internet search engine, Google, could see the 
    company face tough questions about privacy issues troubling some web activists.
    The search engine is said to be close to selling shares in itself for the 
    first time, a deal that could raise anything between $15 billion and $25 
    A float could put the spotlight on issues that until now have been mainly 
    restricted to the nether regions of the web, where conspiracy theorists and 
    computer geeks meet.
    Larry Page and Sergey Brin: have 'googled' their way into much more than 
    the Oxford English Dictionary
    Critics say that Google is such a successful operation that it is close to 
    being a monopoly that should be policed in the public interest.
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