Reading Between The Lines DoubleClick Deal Will Get Okayed In US

The New York Times wrote an interesting article about the DoubleClick Google deal which suggests the deal will get approved.

The article discussing a possible conflict of interest with the FTC Chairperson Deborah Platt Majoras stated that even if she removed herself the vote would be 2-2. It takes a majority to stop a sale.

Majoras' husband works for Jones Day who has been retained to represent Google in the matter. Interestingly another member of the panel, William E. Kovacic, is married to a partner at Jones Day, though no mention of a possible conflict there was mentioned.