Hi there clicker5!
Google is a privately held company, and as such has no publicly traded
stock (and obviously, no symbol). While there have been some rumours
recently regarding a possible IPO (see the last paragraph of this
page: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2003/0106/037_print.html) there is
no real indication that it intends to go public at this time.
As to ownership, the best information comes, of course, from the
"Google is a privately held company with primary financial backing
from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, which
together led an equity round of $25 million in June 1999. Google also
has benefited from several other high-profile investors, including
Stanford University, Andy Bechtolsheim (co-founder of Sun Microsystems
and current vice president of engineering of the Gigabit Switching
Group at Cisco Systems), and Ram Shriram, an entrepreneur who
previously held senior executive positions at Netscape, Junglee and
I hope this helps - if anything's unclear, please don't hesitate to
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