Google/DoubleClick Deal Shakes Things Up

As has been widely reported, Google has announced plans to acquire DoubleClick for $3.1 billion. Details from Google can be found in the official press release, on the Official Google Blog, or in a five-page FAQ Google created.

Google also held a brief press conference on Friday, which paidContent has available as an MP3 for download.

Besides the display ad-serving side of DoubleClick, the deal also includes Performics, a search and affiliate marketing agency. There’s also the idea of an ad exchange that DoubleClick recently announced, though there’s nothing concrete there to speak of.

The deal is being lauded by some as a strategic imperative, while apparently already facing pressure on the anti-trust and privacy fronts.

A few more interesting viewpoints:

Related reading

A photograph of an advert for Google Voice on the London Underground, at the station Gloucester Road. The poster spells out the stop name as it's pronounced, "glos-tuh rode", and underneath reads, "Say it to get it. Google voice search for mobile".
Google_Display-ads-for-a-mobile-first-world_600
Google I O 2016 on Google
A graphic showing the old Google logo superimposed over a faint search results page.