• joshpritchard


    Interesting — I had speculated that it might actually bode well for Google if the DOJ and AT&T enter into a prolonged battle. It seems to me that the DOJ would be less likely to engage in two very high profile cases at once, against two companies with vast financial/legal resources.

  • http://screenwerk.com Greg Sterling

    That’s plausible if they’re truly resource constrained. I don’t know that of course.

  • joshpritchard

    @Greg I don’t know know either — it was pure speculation on my part. That said, I think one of the most constrained resources for the DOJ might be political appetite for cases that are perceived as “anti-growth” or “pro-regulation” in the current environment.

  • http://europeforvisitors.com Durant Imboden

    For a moment I thought I’d accidentally landed on Huffingtonpost.com, where the gratuitous use of “Google” in headlines is becoming a daily occurrence. One could just as easily argue that the DOJ’s objection to the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is good for Google for the reason that joshpritchard cited or for other reasons (such as ensuring greater competition for Apple and ensuring that Motorola stays in the game). Either way, it’s all idle speculation, meaning this story comes across as a ploy to feed something to readers during the lull before Labor Day.