According to Google’s policy blog, the DoJ made a “pretty routine” “second request” for information in order that the agency can continue to review the proposed $12 billion acquisition of Motorola by Google.
In the post, Google SVP, Dennis Woodside, made this interesting statement, which as I see it further proves just how healthy and vibrant the mobile ecosystem is:
While this means we won’t be closing right away, we’re confident that the DOJ will conclude that the rapidly growing mobile ecosystem will remain highly competitive after this deal closes. We’ll be working closely and cooperatively with them as they continue their review. (Emphasis added)
Agreed. It’s pretty darn competitive out there – and will continue to be so – meaning consumers will keep winning. Too bad, however, that Google failed to see the light as it applies to the entire Internet ecosystem, which is also highly competitive, before pushing through its harmful Net Neutrality regulations at the FCC.
Would have also been nice to hear from them before the DoJ went ahead and needlessly sued AT&T on its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile.
Oh, well. Better late than never.
More to come…