Monday, May 24, 2010
  • FTC Clears Google-Ad Mob Deal, Cites Apple As Significant Competition

    The Federal Trade Commission on Friday unanimously cleared Google's $750 million acquisition of mobile ad network AdMob. Calling the decision "a difficult one," the FTC said it was closing the investigation because of recent developments in the wireless marketplace -- especially Apple's $275 million acquisition of Quattro Wireless last December, followed by its introduction of iAd. ...Read the whole story

  • Yahoo, Nokia Team On Mail, Messaging And Maps

    Seeking to bolster their mobile offerings, Yahoo and Nokia have formed a strategic partnership in which the companies will collaborate on key services such email, instant messaging and maps and navigation. ...Read the whole story

  • Razorfish: Local, In-Game, Digital Out-of-Home To Gain In 2010

    Ad verification systems, local and in-game advertising, and digital-out-of-home advertising are among the hot growth areas for 2010, according to the annual outlook report from Razorfish released today. ...Read the whole story

  • Google's Schmidt Correct, No Need To Invoke Multimillion-Dollar Kill Clause In Ad Mob Deal

    Google got the green light Friday from the Federal Trade Commission to close on the acquisition of AdMob, the mobile ad display company. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission voted 5-0 in favor of closing the investigation into the deal. Google CEO Eric Schmidt has remained confident the deal would go through. The $750 million deal announced in November 2009 had a multimillion-dollar kill clause that Schmidt told investors last week the company would never have to use. ...Read the whole story

  • FCC Avoids Conclusion On Wireless Competition

    In its annual report on U.S. wireless industry competition, the Federal Communications Commission departed from recent practice by not offering an opinion on whether there is "effective competition" in the sector. The FCC said it chose to focus on providing a detailed analysis of market conditions in the mobile wireless ecosystem rather than reaching any overarching industry-wide conclusion about competition because of the sector's growing complexity. ...Read the whole story

    Mobile TV Still Battles Core Conflicts

    The mobile TV nut is still far from being cracked. I have been sticking with this dream from the beginning and watching the growing pains. ...More