Will Google get hit with an antitrust suit?

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Well, it's offical. Google is big business. The US Justice department is wondering about an antitrust challenge over Google's deal with Yahoo.

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It isn't clear whether a U.S. challenge would target the Google-Yahoo deal alone or take on broader aspects of Google's conduct in the growing online-advertising business. The agreement with Yahoo, announced in June, gives Google, of Mountain View, Calif., the right to sell search and text ads on Yahoo sites, sharing revenue with Yahoo, which is based in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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I don't think the Justice Department has a case for two reasons.

1) Neither entity exercises or has direct control over pricing.
2) Yahoo would be selectively using Googles ad stock to supliment their own. Therefore Google would not be obtaining control of any additional marketshare.
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There is no case for this . Anyways they are still considering about the issue ..
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When the sale of yahoo to msn fell through there was talks about google buying it.

I think they went with this "partnership" instead because they were scared they would lost a antitrust lawsuit.

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