Lawmaker Grills Yahoo On Google Ad Deal

Law360, New York (June 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has sent the chief executive of Yahoo Inc. a letter expressing worry over the effects that an online-search advertising pact with Google Inc. could have on consumer protections.

In his letter on Wednesday, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) asked Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang to respond to several questions aimed at helping the lawmaker better understand how the collaboration would benefit consumers without harming competition or privacy protections.

“Given the consolidation within the online...
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