Consumer groups are protesting Google's proposed acquisition of mobile advertising company AdMob. Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) sent a letter to the FTC this week saying, "The mobile sector is the next frontier of the digital revolution. Without vigorous competition and strong privacy guarantees this vital and growing segment of the online economy will be stifled."
PCWorld is also covering the situation and reached out to Google:
Google did not immediately reply to a request for comment, but the company has said it does not see any regulatory issues with the purchase. "The rapidly growing mobile advertising space is highly competitive with more than a dozen mobile ad networks," Paul Feng, a Google product manager, said in an official blog post last week.