(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

Friday, April 30, 2004
I'm sure you're already sick of hearing...

Google has finally set a date for the public listing of the company on the US Stock Market. Analysts agreed that Google founder/creators Larry Page and Sergey Brin are going to become overnight billionaries due to their stock in the company. The NY Times article here also points out that the public disclosure of Google's profitability have shown a company which is not only making a huge amount proportional to sales, but also a company which is expanding rapidly. Whether the public listing will radically change the way Google operates is a popular question at present, but we shall have to see. The recent release of Orkut and the beta release of GMail suggest the company is going to keep growing rapidly, at least in the near future.

PS As a beta-user of GMail, I've just been given two invitations I can send for others to get a GMail account. Does anyone want one?


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