The “Facts about Google’s acquisition of AdMob” page Google established last November has yet to make the Federal Trade Commission happy. A new report shows that the FTC has stepped up its investigation of the deal by seeking sworn declarations from third parties.
This is not good for Google. Todd Shields and Dina Bass heard about the FTC’s move from “people with direct knowledge of the matter,” so this has moved based a bad rumor stage.
Google’s been running into more problems recently. From the problems with its book digitization project to a European Commission probe, the search giant’s been held up on several fronts. It wouldn’t that surprising if something, such as this AdMob deal, becomes a breaking point for the search engine giant.
It still could be possible that the FTC will give Google’s acquisition of AdMob a green light.