Like many in the industry, we believe [that blocking the deal] would be a serious mistake. There are much better places for the agency to focus its attention.The mobile space is clearly in its infancy and is changing rapidly. At every touchpoint with the FTC, we felt like the market had shifted enough that what we’d said previously was already out of date. Recent game changing events like Apple’s iAd platform - not to mention Alcatel-Lucent’s new ad system that bypasses apps entirely - make it hard to understand why anyone would feel that a Google/AdMob partnership will reduce competition. From our perspective, this acquisition is a positive, reaffirming event for the entire mobile industry.[...]We tried to emphasize our view that mobile advertising is an industry in flux - and as such, we strongly believe regulation now would be premature.
I agree: FTC considering blocking Google acquisition of AdMob is madness. Key competition is in mobile, not advertising
There is deep irony in Google encouraging testimonials from entities that either depend in part on Google for one reason or another, or hope to be bought by Google and want to stockpile brownie points with Google's investment bankers.Scott Cleland Publisher GoogleMonitor.com and Googleopoly.net
Hi. I like what Scott said. It is like Google is this big monster. I cannot talk to anybody there. It is very sci fi. I am at firstname.lastname@example.orgI am building a website. I want someone to actually email me from google. It would be nice. I want your ads off my website. I never gave you permission to put them there, and I don't appreciate it. The web does not belong to you, stop trying to make it so.Friggin jerks.
The funny thing is that the internet is not there. But somebody will come along and take the space. Making us all mad. Just for money.Funny thing.
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