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|FTC Clears The Way For Google DoubleClick Acquisition|
| 3:09 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Today, the FTC has cleared the way for Google's planned acquisition of DoubleClick Inc.
|"after carefully reviewing the evidence, we have concluded that Google’s proposed acquisition of DoubleClick is unlikely to substantially lessen competition." |
[edited by: engine at 5:56 pm (utc) on Dec. 20, 2007]
| 3:11 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The following message was cut out to new thread by engine. New thread at: goog/3532086.htm [webmasterworld.com]
4:45 pm on Dec. 20, 2007 (utc 0)
| 5:24 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Wow, so much for the "anti-trust" system in the US. Maybe the EU will still step in.
| 6:50 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
HEY FTC HOW ABOUT THE SIRI-XMSR MERGER
| 7:22 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It'll be approved. Heck, if Microsoft wanted to buy Christmas, that would be approved as well.
| 9:05 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The FTC's conclusions look reasonable in light of the just-announced Microsoft-Viacom ad deal, which is taking business away from Google/DoubleClick:
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