Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Google Antitrust? Microsoft just payed $6 billion for a competitor?

When Double Click agreed to sell to Google last month some of the big guys namely Microsoft got all worked up and started raising questions of Google's strength in the advertising market... Fast forward 3 weeks and MS bus aQuantive for $6 billion???

It's Funny how Google gets picked on sometimes..online advertising is a fraction of the whole advertising industry..but yet they are always singled out?

But yet the FTC is opening up a antitrust investigation against Google...I just don't get it..

The thing is that most of their competitors are failing to realize or are just afraid to admit is that people (us minions) like using Google because it makes our lives easier
clipped from www.nytimes.com
New York Times


Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny

The Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google’s planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick, an industry executive briefed on the agency’s plans said yesterday.

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I'm not surprised the Feds are coming down on Google - from their IPO to their IP scuffles about their book scanning practices, they are always marching to the beat of their own drum, I'd assume the gov't is always keeping a close eye on their practices because of this.