FTC to Review Google's Bid for Ad Firm
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
NPR's business news starts with the government's hard look at Google.
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INSKEEP: The Federal Trade Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Google. In particular, the FTC is interested in Google's plan to buy the online ad company DoubleClick. The price would be $3 billion. One concern is the deal would give Google too large a grip over the Internet advertising market. Privacy groups are worried for another reason. They say the merger would give Google access to more information about consumer's online activities than any other company in the world.
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