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This just in: Google’s $3.1 billion merger with DoubleClick has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission, which said it saw neither current nor potential competitive problems with the deal. Australia and Brazil have already cleared it as well, but Google cannot close the acquisition until […]

This just in: Google’s $3.1 billion merger with DoubleClick has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission, which said it saw neither current nor potential competitive problems with the deal. Australia and Brazil have already cleared it as well, but Google cannot close the acquisition until the European Commission, which is still examining it, gives the OK.

Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google, in a statement said, “We hope that the European Commission will soon reach the same conclusion, and we are confident that this deal will deliver more relevant ads for consumers, more choices for advertisers, and more opportunities for website publishers.”

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  2. Dimitrios Matsoulis Thursday, December 20, 2007

    Hi Om,

    Judging by the European Commission’s recent actions this must be a worrisome hurdle for the merger. Recently Microsoft had to pay a huge fine and any company of such scale is in for a bumpy ride. But of course we will know soon…

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  3. [...] amerikanske Federal Trade Commission har godkendt Google’s 3,1 mia. USD køb af annoncenetværket DoubleCl…. Dermed er det kun EU, der endnu mangler at blive taget i ed, før Google kan befæste sin position [...]

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  4. [...] now the Google DoubleClick deal is official and the news is lighting up the [...]

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