Federal Trade Commission Investigates Google-DoubleClick Deal

May 29, 2007 - 10:04 am 0 by
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A New York Times article says that Google will be investigated for its $3.1 billion dollar acquisition of DoubleClick to see if the company has violated any antitrust laws.

Last month, Google acquired DoubleClick for $3.1 billion and was challenged by rivals, particularly Microsoft. However, a month later, Microsoft acquired aQuantive for a value of $6 billion.

According to the New York Times article, "Google said it was confident that the deal would withstand scrutiny." I think given recent events and in response to the latest acquisition by Microsoft, this will indeed be the case.

Techmeme has more coverage, as does Search Engine Land.

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