Monday, December 28, 2009
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should block the planned
acquisition because it would diminish competition in the mobile- ad
market, consumer groups said
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should block Google
Inc.’s planned acquisition of AdMob Inc. because the deal would
diminish competition in the mobile-advertising market, two consumer
groups said. The takeover would give Google dominance in mobile advertising and hurt consumers, the Center for Digital Democracy and Consumer Watchdog said in a statement today. The groups said they sent a joint letter to the FTC.