By Charles Pugsley Fincher, A Spin-Off of

The Google initial public offering was accepted by the S.E.C. yesterday, so stock sales begin today. However, The IPO has been problematic. The share price was slashed, and the number of shares available was reduced. There have been questions about the employee stock distribution without state registration, the Playboy interview by Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin during the so-called quiet or cooling off period before the offering, a high offering price and the auction of the shares. But, don't feel for Page and Brin as by the time you read this they are billionaires -- just not as many times over as they had hoped. See this Reuters article for details.

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