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I’m tired of hearing about it. You’re tired of hearing about it. And yet it’s still dragging on: Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick. Yes, a mere eight months after it was first announced, the merger won approval from the US’s FTC, but GoogleClick is still under the scrutiny of the European Union.
As we reported last month, the EU doesn’t seem terribly inclined to rubber stamp the deal, judging from the reported witness list:
While four of the five FTC commissioners approved the GoogleClick deal, the EU has summoned FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, the only member of the commission to vote against the deal, as well as Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center Marc Rotenberg.