Google today announced that its acquisition of leading mobile advertising firm Admob has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission, but some opponents of the deal disapprove of the FTC decision.
It gives Google more ammunition against Apple, which has its own mobile ad platform called iAd and promises to revolutionize the still-undefined market of advertising on cell phones and media tablets.
However, not everyone is happy about the deal. The Consumer Watchdog group sent out a statement on Friday calling the FTC approval an “incomprehensible” decision.
Consumer Watchdog’s statement provides little substance for why the deal shouldn’t have been approved, but points to numerous meetings between Google and government officials as creating a political environment of impropriety.
Consumer Watchdog has launched a new Web site, InsideGoogle.com, which it claims is a source for people to find out what is really going on in those Mountain View, California studios.