Group Warns Kroes About Google, Doubleclick Deal

Law360, New York (July 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A European consumer association has sent a letter to European Commission Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes, warning her that the proposed merger of Google Inc. and online advertising firm Doubleclick Inc. may limit competition.

The letter, sent by consumer advocacy group BEUC last week, warned Kroes that the $3 billion merger would give Google a dominant position in the online advertising market, which “may have a negative impact on the selection of online content available to consumers and on privacy,” the Financial Times reported.

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