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is-there-a-cheap-stock-issue-for-google-after-the

I'm no lawyer not a securities expert, but I have sold some companies and one issue we had to deal with when selling to a public company was "cheap stock". The concern is that a company might distribute stock cheaply to insiders before going public, then sell it at a premium. (I guess the regulation protects the existing shareholders?) It is also an issue for employees who get options before an IPO. Options that are granted with the strike price equal to the value of the underlying are not taxed because there is no gain. But if the next day the stock triples because of an IPO, was the valuation correct? Are taxes owed? This regulation makes more sense to me, because Uncle Sam likes his taxes.

is-this-how-it-starts

According to the WSJ Tech Alert I just got on my soon-to-be-a-brick Blackberry, Google shares dropped 19% after income 'surged' 82% to $372.2 million.

isp-issues

We're currently having some ISP issues. This is affecting in-bound email and access to the test WiKID server and extranet. You can still download the server and vwmare images. Sorry for any inconvenience.

because-they-did-such-a-good-job-saving-the-humans

From SFGAte.com comes this:

States will be required to help evacuate pets during a natural disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake or risk losing federal money under a bill signed Friday by President Bush.
I'll keep it short here:
  1. This is dangerous. Scared animals are dangerous
  2. This is expensive.
The law also authorizes FEMA to provide additional money to create pet-friendly shelters and provide special assistance to pet owners.

man-wins-500-000-in-lottery-after-already-winning

Of course there is not enough detail in the article to actually estimate the chances and that the odds of winning a specific game are specific to that game, but honestly, the odds are really against you winning $18,000 in the lottery, much less $518,000

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