This Week in Tech History p1 9-22-08 – ebay goes public


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Thursday, September 24th, 1998: became a publically traded company. put over nine million shares on NASDAQ. The Initial offering price was $18, but when the day was over, shares were at $47.375.

It’s not the only Ebay story in the History recordbook. September 22nd, 1999: reported that the night before someone had posted an auction for “Hollands Best” Marijuana. The auction got up to $10 Million before Ebay officials took it down.

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