Groups Ask DOJ To Probe Market For Online Searches

Law360, New York (May 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Yahoo Inc.-Google Inc. partnership agreement to coordinate their respective advertising systems would undermine consumer privacy and choice and permanently damage competition among online search engines, a coalition of nonprofits has charged in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice.

As rumors swirled of a possible deal on an open auction system for advertising between Yahoo and Google, a diverse band of 16 organizations, including the American Corn Growers Association, the Black Leadership Forum and the Dominican American Business Network, urged the DOJ to investigate...
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