Google's multi-billion dollar acquisition of online ad network DoubleClick has been given the go-ahead by European regulators. The European Commission (EC) said today the $3.1bn deal won't impede competition, despite the complaints of Microsoft and Yahoo!. "The Commission found that the merged entity would not have the ability …
made me smile
"The Commission found that the merged entity would not have the ability to engage in strategies aimed at marginalising Google's competitors"
Since they are already marginalised?
I thought for a moment...
...that Google had developed a workaround for Amazon's one-click patent.
Could be worse
I would rather see Google buy than Phorm
So does this mean Ad-Aware, which Google gives away for free bundled in Google Pack, will stop labeling Double-Click cookies as adware/spyware tracking junk to be removed?
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