New tools for Web publishers are designed to help them manage display ad sales and placement on their Web sites, and fulfill the promise of Google's DoubleClick buy.
The merger wait is over and the display ad gains are for real, but the newly combined company faces a number of questions still.
The exchange, which lets publishers offer excess ad inventory they can't sell to advertisers looking for a bargain, takes aim at Yahoo's display ad territory.
Search giant also plans to sell search-marketing part of newly-acquired DoubleClick's Performics business.
Don Reisinger has crunched the numbers and found that the Google-DoubleClick deal was a bad move for the online firm. Is he right?
Federal antitrust law for mergers worries about things like anticompetitive effects, market power, and harm to consumers--not privacy.
At the Web 2.0 Expo conference in San Francisco, Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells conference program chair John Battelle about the search giant's recent deal to buy advertising company DoubleClick, and how the acquistion will help bring more targeted ads to end users.
DoubleClick to serve up widget ads that Web surfers can grab and embed into their own sites in a viral marketing scheme.
CEO Eric Schmidt says with antitrust regulators' condition-free approval of the online-advertising megamerger, "Google now has the leading display ad platform."
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