In an article dated tomorrow, April 14, NY Times announces the DoubleClick acquisition by Google. Broken on Twitter and blogs an hour ago. And, here’s an Eric Schmidt/David Rosenblatt interview on the deal. MP3 from the call: http://www.paidcontent.org/audio/googleclick041307.mp3. Wired published an interview with Eric Schmidt 4/09/07 with a bit of foreshadowing to this move, where Schmidt responds to Vogelstein’s question about how Google should be preceived: “Think of it first as an advertising system. ” Full transcript here.
4/15/07: Just in–“What if Microsoft wanted to lose bid for DoubleClick?”