FTC Gives Google The Go-Ahead on DoubleClick
In a decision highly anticipated by Silicon Valley, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ruled Thursday that Google's proposed buyout of web-advertising firm DoubleClick can move forward.
The deal, which has been pending since April 2007, would see Google purchase DoubleClick from Hellman & Friedman, a Silicon Valley private investment firm. The merger attracted a great deal of controversy, with charges that Google's business is too close to DoubleClick's, and that a merger would give Google an unfair advantage in the online advertising market. Similar deals involving Microsoft, AOL, and Yahoo! were cleared earlier in the year.
The transaction is still on hold awaiting the results of the European Commission's investigation into the deal, which is scheduled to conclude in the first quarter of 2008.
Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.
|Privacy Is Personal||Jul 02, 2015|
|July 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Mobile||Jul 01, 2015|
|July 2015 Video Preview||Jul 01, 2015|
|PHP for Non-Developers||Jun 30, 2015|
|A Code Boot Camp for Underprivileged Kids||Jun 30, 2015|
|Comprehensive Identity Management and Audit for Red Hat Enterprise Linux||Jun 29, 2015|
- Privacy Is Personal
- PHP for Non-Developers
- Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory
- July 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Mobile
- Linux Kernel 4.1 Released
- Django Templates
- Comprehensive Identity Management and Audit for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Attack of the Drones
- A Code Boot Camp for Underprivileged Kids
- Practical Books for the Most Technical People on the Planet