John Paczkowski

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Google’s AdMob Acquisition a Done Deal

acquisitions_phag_thumbFederal regulators on Friday approved Google’s $750 million purchase of mobile advertising company AdMob. Now, less than a week later, the search sovereign has closed the deal.

“We believe that mobile advertising can play a significant role in every single marketing campaign. We’re passionate about the unlimited possibilities in this space,” Susan Wojcicki, Google vice president of product management, said in a celebratory blog post. “Today, with AdMob, our work to make them a reality begins.”

And what a circuitous route it was to get there. Google (GOOG) announced plans to buy AdMob last fall, but the acquisition was quickly hamstrung by a grueling regulatory review.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work