The Google IPO

By Deane Barker on April 29, 2004

Google will go public: It’s like the second coming for tech investors.

Internet search engine leader Google filed its long-awaited IPO plans Thursday, setting the stage for the company to make its stock market debut — a move that could still be months away.

Without specifying a price per share, Google said it hopes to raise $2.7 billion with an initial public offering that’s created the biggest high-tech buzz since the dot-com bubble burst four years ago.