Google is finally beginning the share buyback process today for the 23.4 million shares it may have failed to properly register with federal regulators. Employees and consultants who want to sell back their shares to the company can do so — at between $0.30 and $80.00 per share, plus interest. But as we said last month, we don’t expect many people to do that. They can get a much better price on the open market.

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