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Google is abandoning attempts to push through its ad-sharing deal with Yahoo! The two sides put the deal on hold while it was investigated by lawyers from the Department of Justice. The agreement would mean Google provided adverts for Yahoo! properties. Lawyers were concerned any tie-up would give Google an effective monopoly …

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  1. Eddie

    Google's achilles heel?

    They don't seem to want to attract the attention of the regulators, preferring to drop a lucrative deal rather than argue it out.

    Hmm, I wonder why - could they perchance not want folk asking questions about data retention, privacy, advertising rates, placement, etc, particularly legal folk, with a fairly large legal toolbox, and a lot of case law to ask Google to open their dirty laundry.

    Hey-ho, knowledge is power, and knowing what scares google is always useful

  2. pete

    yahoo ...

    is so screwed now :)

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Back in tone, eh ?

    The shipment of exclamation marks has arrived, I see. Good.

    Carry on, and so forth.

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