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Dept. Of Justice May Challenge GOOGLE Advertising

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    brian.​shapiro

    Top Lawyer Is Selected
    As U.S. Mulls Google Suit
    By JOHN R. WILKE
    September 9, 2008

    Washington -- The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation's best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.'s growing power in advertising.

    Mr. Litvack's hiring is the strongest signal yet that the U.S. is preparing to take court action against Google and its search-advertising deal with Yahoo Inc. The two companies combined would account for more than 80% of U.S. online-search ads.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122091328430212195.html?mod=hpp_us_whats_news

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    Bass

    Uh oh.

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    magicalclick

    What kind of argument can be presented against Google? Using Google ads does not restrict the freedom of using other ads.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Minh

    magicalclick said:

    What kind of argument can be presented against Google? Using Google ads does not restrict the freedom of using other ads.

    When your marketshare reaches monopolistic-ish proportion, the DoJ keeps a keener eye out on you. They might take a double look at that Double-Click buy.

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    wisemx

    Looks like the guys over at the Justice Department have been visiting sites bathed in Google ads. Big Smile

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