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Google-DoubleClick Merger Gets FTC Blessing

Law360 (December 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission approved Google Inc.’s $3 billion takeover of advertising firm DoubleClick Inc. on Thursday, finding that the privacy concerns the proposed merger has sparked are not unique to the two Internet companies.

The commission voted 4 to 1 to approve the merger, in a vote that came just days after FTC Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras refused to give in to calls from consumer groups that she recuse herself.

“The markets within the online advertising space continue to quickly evolve and predicting their future...
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