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Google's DoubleClick gets in on the ad widget act

DoubleClick to serve up widget ads that Web surfers can grab and embed into their own sites in a viral marketing scheme.

By March 17, 2008


Week in review: Google's DoubleClick deletion dilemma

Fight over megamerger takes intriguing turns, while social networks open developer platforms. Also: celebrating Commodore 64's legacy.

By December 14, 2007


Facebook-Instagram deal raises new privacy worries

Facebook's mixed record on privacy has led some Instagram users to be less than enthusiastic about today's acquisition announcement.

By April 9, 2012


WSJ: Google tricked Apple's Safari in order to track users

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.

By February 17, 2012


Yahoo's ad challenges: Social, mobile, operational

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.

By September 7, 2011


Google's AdMeld acquisition gets new DOJ scrutiny

The Justice Department has submitted a second request for information on Google's attempt to acquire Admeld, which optimizes online display ads.

By July 28, 2011


Google agrees to send Schmidt to Capitol Hill

A dispute over who should represent Google at an almost-certainly hostile Senate hearing is resolved, with executive chairman Eric Schmidt agreeing to appear.

By July 8, 2011


FTC, Senate rachet up Google antitrust probes

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.

By June 23, 2011


New bill renews Internet privacy fight

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.

By July 20, 2010


German officials latest to challenge Facebook

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.

By July 7, 2010