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DOJ Probes Yahoo, Google Over Online Ad Pact

Law360 (July 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal antitrust regulators have reportedly requested information from Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. about their online-search advertising pact, and also queried other interested parties such as Microsoft Corp., whose rejected bid for Yahoo in part spurred the deal.

The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division lodged the civil investigative demands in relation to its probe of the nonexclusive agreement between Yahoo and Google, the New York Times reported Friday. The paper cited a source at a company that received one and credited the Washington Post with...
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