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DoubleClick to serve up widget ads that Web surfers can grab and embed into their own sites in a viral marketing scheme.
Facebook's mixed record on privacy has led some Instagram users to be less than enthusiastic about today's acquisition announcement.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google used special code to sidestep the privacy settings in the browser and track Web users. Google says the Journal's got it wrong.
Carol Bartz's successor at Yahoo will have to deal better with Yahoo's existing ad businesses and to expand more into hot new domains on the Net.
The Justice Department has submitted a second request for information on Google's attempt to acquire Admeld, which optimizes online display ads.
A dispute over who should represent Google at an almost-certainly hostile Senate hearing is resolved, with executive chairman Eric Schmidt agreeing to appear.
The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Senate appear to be stepping up their antitrust investigations of Google, a development that follows more formal investigations already under way in Europe.
American businesses that weren't very happy about privacy legislation that Rep. Rick Boucher announced a few months ago may be even less delighted with a 55-page bill introduced by a House subcommittee chairman.
Facebook has undue access to the names and e-mail addresses of people who aren't even members, one of the country's data protection officials argues in a complaint.