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Equity podcast: Google goes shopping, and IPO madness

Equity podcast: Google goes shopping, and IPO madness
From TechCrunch - September 29, 2017

Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Todays episode was especially fun, coming during what we might call IPO Week for obvious reasons.

Happily, the whole crew was around the table to chew over the latest:Katie Roof,Matthew Lynleyand myself Alex Wilhelm. We were joined by Megan Quinn, a general partner at Spark Capital, who helped us get through the weeks mix.

Up first we went into the big HTC-Google deal that will see the American search company give the hardware giant $1.1 billion in exchange for a cut of its staff and use of certain pieces of intellectual property. Google is now part of Alphabet, a holding company that it gave birth to.

This is not Googles first massive hardware-focused spend, but as we discuss, the sums in question are far smaller this time around.

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