Last week, as you know, the EU gave approval to Google's acquisition of DoubleClick for $3.1 billion. However, the deal closed at $3.24 billion, a mere $140 million more. But Google doesn't have to count its pennies during this recession, the company says, because its international growth, specifically in China-Asia, will help insulate the search engine against the US economic downturn to some degree.
That same relationship with China, which is insulating Google against recession, may come under fire given the Chinese government's censorship and blocking of YouTube as part of its overall c [...]
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