Friday, May 21, 2010 at 12:52 PM ET
(cross-posted from The Official Google Blog)
Today, the Federal Trade Commission cleared our acquisition of AdMob, a mobile advertising start up. We’re excited to work with Omar Hamoui and his talented team at AdMob to develop new mobile advertising solutions for marketers, mobile app developers and mobile publishers.
The decision is great news for the mobile advertising ecosystem as a whole. This was reflected in the widespread industry support for our acquisition.
Throughout the FTC’s review process, it’s been clear that the mobile advertising is growing rapidly.
As mobile phone usage increases, growth in mobile advertising is only going to accelerate. This benefits mobile developers and publishers who will get better advertising solutions, marketers who will find new ways to reach consumers, and users who will get better ads and more free content.
We’re very excited about the possibilities in this field. As an immediate matter, we’re now moving to close this acquisition in coming weeks. We’ll then start work right away on bringing AdMob’s and Google’s teams and products together. This industry is moving fast, and we’re excited to be part of the race!