As early as Tuesday, online wannabe search partners Yahoo! Inc. and Google Inc. will take their last shot at winning Justice Department approval for their proposed teaming agreement. The companies must convince the agency's antitrust regulators the partnership won't be a threat to competition, but insiders say the agreement is unlikely to get antitrust approval because there's no way that an alliance between two of the three big search advertising firms can avoid hurting competition.
Google, Yahoo Antitrust Lawyers Give Merger Effort One Last Try
November 3, 2008