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Approval Unlikely For Google-Yahoo Pact: Experts

Law360 (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- While a Microsoft Corp. acquisition of Yahoo Inc. could pass muster with regulatory officials, a deal involving Google Inc. and Yahoo has a greater chance of getting shot down because of Google's dominance in the Internet search and online advertising markets, antitrust experts said on Monday.

Google has reportedly offered to enter into a business alliance with Yahoo in order to fend off Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion hostile bid for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company.

Following Microsoft's Friday announcement of its unsolicited bid for Yahoo, Google Chief...
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