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Anti-trust regulators have rejected Google's bid to become czar of all the online Russias. In July, Google sealed a Microhoo-esque deal with Russian search engine Rambler Media to acquire its ad unit, ZAO Begun. But as reported by Reuters, Russia's Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) has blocked the $140m handshake. According …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    the controller

    They don't control the prices on their ad system i do.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Sounds like Google?

    It also sounds like Russia - not enough palms greased, it seems...

  3. adam
    Black Helicopters

    Google believes in market forces!

    £2.50 for an ad on linear algebra on a maths site. I genuinely believe google don't control the prices. The fact that there was NO ONE ELSE advertising with these keywords is irrelevant. The fact is that market (consisting of me) forces dictate these prices and they were fair and competitive....hmmmm....

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    In Russia, google search you...

  5. Luther Blissett

    Tragic futures market

    Does the USA, UK, etc need 70+ years of totalitarianism and state-sponsored genocide of its own people to appreciate what monopoly power is?

    By the defeaning silence on the new regulatory future of financial markets and the governmental response which is pure economic fascism - I would say, probably yes.

    Lock down your systems, the bugs are about to come out to play. (That's the biological ones, not the IT ones).

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