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Slow Progress

Well, all, first I want to say thank you if you are still following the website.  It has been a slow journey to get everything back up and running and I’m not even really close.

The main thing is this: the old blog’s database got corrupted, so I’ve been having to re-create the entire blog by hand, which isn’t easy (or fun), although it’s kind of neat to see all the old posts come back to life.

At any rate, please hang in there with me and in the meantime, I do end up updating my Facebook about 15,000 times a day (not really, but those of you on FB know the addictive nature of that site).


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  • Well, my friends, it’s official!

    Today, the European Commission gave their blessing for Google to complete it’s purchase of DoubleClick for $3.1 B.

    From the press release:

    The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the online advertising technology company DoubleClick by Google, both of the US. The Commission’s in-depth investigation, opened in November 2007, concluded that the transaction would be unlikely to have harmful effects on consumers, either in ad serving or in intermediation in online advertising markets. The Commission has therefore concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition within the European Economic Area (EEA) or a significant part of it.


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