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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 …

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Joke

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?

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Anonymous Coward

I thought for a moment...

...that Google had developed a workaround for Amazon's one-click patent.

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Could be worse

I would rather see Google buy than Phorm

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Unhappy

Double-Click cookies

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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