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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik