Now the Senate wants to see Google

July 19, 2007

Latest update on the Google-Doubleclick dealings…

The Senate’s antitrust subcommittee is planning a hearing this autumn to delve into how the combination of the companies will affect competition in the market for Internet advertising. The panel is expected to ask Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to appear before them.

Also, there are reports that a House Commerce subcommittee is planning a hearing based around the Google-Doubleclick deal and will be focusing on privacy concerns.

Google issued a statement saying they are “confident that upon further review the Federal Trade Commission will conclude that this acquisition is good for both competition and privacy and should be approved.”

It’s all sounding a bit ominous and like it will be dragged out for a long time which isn’t good for Google or the industry as a whole as it’s holding back progression.

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