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Congress Will Examine Google, DoubleClick Merger

Law360 (July 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Google Inc. will head to a congressional hearing this week to defend itself against claims that its planned acquisition of ad search company DoubleClick Inc. will lead to a consumer privacy nightmare and anti-competitive behavior.

Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), the chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, announced his intention on Tuesday to hold a hearing on the Google-Doubleclick merger.

“There is widespread concern about the proposed merger between Google and DoubleClick that the Federal Trade Commission currently is reviewing. Concerns have...
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