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U.S. D.O.J. Hires Antitrust Lawyer In Google-Yahoo Partnership

     
5:44 pm on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Looks like the Google anti-trust showdown might be gearing up!

[informationweek.com...]

WSJ writer John R. Wilke states, "Litvack's hiring is the strongest signal yet that the U.S. is preparing to take antitrust action against Google and its advertising deal with Yahoo Inc."

The Department of Justice has been reviewing the proposed ad deal that Google and Yahoo announced in June for possible antitrust action.

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This post should be titled:

"Microsoft Hires Anti-trust Lawyer In Google-Yahoo Partnership"

;-)

8:53 pm on Sept 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Exactly, since when does the govt seem to care about this stuff or privacy issues.
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Good move.
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Good to know that antitrust law is active.
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Exactly, since when does the govt seem to care about this stuff

Govt and those who run the big banks (and therefore the govt) ALWAYS care about anti-trust.
Check on how many anti-trust suits were filed against MS... Oil... Phone...

Goog hasn't made any friends with the real powers that be with their arrogance either.

This will be the first in a loooong line of excuses to bust Goog down in power and influence.

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Hell Yes it's a good move...this deal would be disastrous and I hope they get taught a lesson...just like when Ma Bell attempted a tactic years ago and the telephone giant ended up getting chopped up into smaller sections....Google is getting way to greedy and a monopoly is NEVER good for us as advertisers OR the public....no company should be able to dictate market conditions and that's exactly what would happen if the company controlled 90% of the paid search market.....I can't bel. i'm saying this but for once...GOOD FOR THE GOVERNMENT
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This issue has to be dealt more seriously, since many online advertisers depend heavily on search engine vendor. For some reason, if their ad is shut out by Google, their livelihood is on the line. That is why there should be a second search engine that takes up a resonable market share.

I remembered a customer whose keywords were penalized by Google with $10.0 a click from $1.00 a click and Google said they would not know how long it would take for updated landing page to be reviwed for a new quality score. I know it did not happen in 2 week2.