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FTC Clears The Way For Google DoubleClick Acquisition

     
3:09 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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."

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3:11 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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4:45 pm on Dec. 20, 2007 (utc 0)
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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)

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HEY FTC HOW ABOUT THE SIRI-XMSR MERGER
7:22 pm on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It'll be approved. Heck, if Microsoft wanted to buy Christmas, that would be approved as well.
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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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