Despite Google’s headway inside the Beltway, the Yahoo/Google ad deal is still under government review—or, more technically, stalled while the government considers reviewing the deal. Yesterday, CNET reported that Google and Yahoo extended the deadline for the government’s review of their still-pending ad deal. The deadline was tomorrow, and that was already after one extension from October 8. The new deadline is set for sometime before Thanksgiving. What I want to know is—how do I get a deal like that, where I tell the government when they can and can’t tell me what to do?
Anyway, with the ad still under prereview, it looks as though it may never go through at all, according to TheDeal.com (via Silicon Alley Insider):