FTC circling the lawyers on Google-AdMob deal
Report indicates that FTC staff members have been asked to prepare to potentially challenge Google's proposed $750 million buy of mobile-ad company AdMob.
The Federal Trade Commission is inching closer to a decision on whether to challenge Google's pending acquisition of AdMob.
Staff members inside the regulatory group have been asked to start preparing for the possibility of action against Google, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. That doesn't mean they are necessarily planning to take action, but the move--coming weeks after on the deal--shows that the FTC clearly hasn't decided against it, either.
Last year, facts about Google's acquisition of AdMob" Web page the same day the deal was announced to rebut arguments that the deal would hurt competition by marrying the leading desktop-Web-advertising company with the leading mobile-Web-advertising company., a leading provider of mobile-advertising services for smartphones. It knew it was in for scrutiny before it announced the deal, releasing a "
Of course, government scrutiny of Google. The biggest issue on its plate at the moment is probably into its business model, but , and Microsoft has acknowledged before government regulators.