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One of the Most Famous Deals That Never Happened

A once-popular company had the chance to buy Google for a low, low price

It’s one of the most famous deals that never happened. In 1999, Google’s founders were willing to sell to, the number two search engine at the time behind Yahoo!, for under $1 million, but Excite turned them down.




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