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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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  • Trent Reznor Does It Again!

    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I - IVBy now, you’ve probably heard all about this. But just in case you didn’t, let me fill you in.

    As more and more artists are getting fed up with the way that the RIAA is treating it’s customers, and even worse, it’s clientele, a few of the more savvy ones are doing something about it.

    Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails released his new musical project last night. It’s called Ghosts. Check out the site at Reznor simply calls it “…a new collection of instrumental music…Almost two hours of music recorded over an intense ten week period last fall.”


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