Playboy interviews Google founders!

The new issue of Playboy magazine isn’t drawing attention in some circles for its trademark centerfold but for an interview with the founders of Web search engine Google Inc. that raised regulatory eyebrows.

Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn’t say anything particularly memorable in the Playboy interview that hit newsstands on Friday. But it drew scrutiny because it came out just as the company opened the auction for its highly anticipated initial public offering of stock.

Google said on Friday the interview, conducted in April before the company filed for its IPO, might violate securities rules on maintaining a so-called “quiet period” ahead of its stock offering. But later in the day, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would not delay the deal because of the interview.

News source: CNN


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