Google IPO

[[|Ars Technica]] [[|reports]]:

> If you’ve been waiting for the Google IPO, the time has come: on Friday, Google launched, where you can now register for a bidder ID number for the upcoming offering.

And Google maintains its [[|sense of style]]:

> Another flourish involves the company’s allegiance to its geeky roots: The amount of the $2.7 billion offering contains an inside joke for the math-minded. The exact offering, $2,718,281,828, is the product of “e” and $1 billion, where “e” is the base of the natural logarithm–a logarithm especially useful in calculus–and equals about 2.718281828.

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