- News reports surfaced identifying Verizon as the main instigator of the FTC’s investigation into Google’s proposed $750 million acquisition of mobile advertising company AdMob. Verizon may be concerned that the AdMob deal could be a prelude to Google launching its own wireless network, thereby becoming a competitor to Verizon Wireless. Google has previously expressed interest in becoming a wireless provider by participating in spectrum auctions and its development of the Android Smartphone platform. A full article on the topic can be found here.
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