AAI Urges FTC To Block Google-DoubleClick Union

Law360, New York (November 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The American Antitrust Institute is lashing out at Google Inc.'s proposed $3 billion takeover of Internet advertising firm DoubleClick Inc., arguing that publicly available information suggests that the acquisition raises serious competitive issues under several different antitrust theories.

In a memo issued Tuesday discussing the key competition policy issues raised by the merger, the antitrust think tank criticized Google’s claim that it and DoubleClick are not competitors.

The AAI said that in fact, Google and DoubleClick have recently introduced products that make the companies direct competitors...
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