Groupon filing for IPO = a real tech bubble?

Coupon website Groupon Inc. filed Thursday to go public, looking to raise up to $750 million. The two-and-a-half-year-old Chicago-based company turned down a $6 billion takeover offer from Google Inc. last year and instead sought to pursue a public offering. After the craze of LinkedIn’s IPO, Groupon’s IPO is deemed to be another sign for a tech bubble by many people.

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Despite recent hiccups, Google’s rock solid reputation makes it an attractive long-term investment

Do you trust Google? America says no, but according to a Harris Interactive poll, they’re pretty impressed with its balance sheet and coveted employee benefits. See why this cash cow is a worthwhile long-term investment.

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Baidu poised to benefit from Google vs. China battle

Given all the contention with the Google vs. China war, there’s a lot to be lost: Google can lose an estimated $300 million to $600 million if it pulls out of the country, China’s image can be further tarnished on the human-rights front. At least one company will benefit tremendously from this conflict, and it is the search-engine giant in China: Baidu Inc.

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