Google/DoubleClick Inside Story: FTC Will Approve, Microsoft Could Litigate

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From Silicon Valley Insider

Since posting two installments this morning on Google/DoubleClick, we have done additional research.  Here’s our current understanding of the situation.  (None of this has been officially confirmed by any of the companies involved or the FTC). Two key points:

  1. The FTC has reportedly given Google/DoubleClick verbal assurances that the deal will be approved.
  2. Even if the the deal is approved, we believe Microsoft/AT&T could still litigate.  This could severely delay or even prevent the transaction from taking place.   continued here….