FTC eyeing Microsoft, Yahoo!
Google-DoubleClick probe just the beginning
Two weeks after the Federal Trade Commission opened an anti-trust investigation into Google’s proposed acquisition of online ad company DoubleClick, The Wall Street Journal reports that the FTC plans to examine deals by Microsoft and Yahoo! as well.
According to The Journal, the agency will scrutinize Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Aquantive – the largest deal in Microsoft’s history, at $6bn – and Yahoo!’s $680m deal for Right Media. Like DoubleClick, Aquantive and Right Media specialize in online advertising and marketing. As of this afternoon, Microsoft and Yahoo! did not respond to inquiries.
There’s a certain irony to the development, considering that it was Microsoft that so vehemently called for an FTC investigation in the wake of the Google-DoubleClick deal.®
Investigations Are A Joke
The US is run by financial gangsters who control the govt. Do we expect them to investigate themselves?
Why do they do it ?
I never understand quite why Microsoft are always moaning about other companies. They have bank balances that make people's eyes water, they have money that could not be spent, yet they continue to whine and winge about everyone else 'picking' on them.
Perhaps if they kept their corporate mouth's shut, left others to enjoy peace and harmony and tried to count the money they have the world would be a better place, and the FTC would not be looking at them.
The could, of course, spend some of their money getting their software to work, and try worrying about their own back yard before looking into other people's.