Kohl Wants FTC to Scrutinize $750M Google-AdMob Deal

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT) -- Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is urging the Federal Trade Commission to closely scrutinize Google Inc.'s $750 million acquisition of AdMob Inc., arguing in a letter that the combination of Google's dominance in online search advertising with AdMob's success in mobile advertising raises important competition concerns.

“Critics of this transaction worry that this deal will allow Google to merge with one of its biggest rival mobile advertising competitors, and leverage its dominance of PC-based search advertising market into the emerging mobile advertising market, particularly with respect to...
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