Linked by Mohit Ranka on Thu 17th May 2007 15:07 UTC
Google A recent Google acquisition of DoubleClick for a whopping USD 3.1 billion has turned many heads. The recent past certainly does not fit into Google's traditional non-aggressive attitude towards acquisitions for monopoly in the market. DoubleClick Inc., a spearhead in ad-serving, is only one of many companies acquired by Google. A comprehensive list can be seen here. Beside Google's acquisitions, this article will also explore some changes in Google's philosophy and potential threats to web community.
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Double Click this
by archeas76 on Thu 17th May 2007 16:02 UTC
archeas76
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2006-01-25

Double Click...hey aren't they the guys that leave those anoying cookies all over my computer which causes my spyware scanner to "warn" me of all those potential "threats"??

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RE: Double Click this
by Spellcheck on Thu 17th May 2007 20:05 in reply to "Double Click this"
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2007-01-20

Not "all over," no, but spyware scanners tend to overreact about them, yes (at worst they're a tracking privacy risk, not spyware; though they're indicative of adware activity in the same way they're indicative of any web activity).

Forgive me if somebody's already pointed this out, but this acquisition could mean a _less_ annoying DoubleClick than before.

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