07/01/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Google AdMob Purchase Said To Be Opposed By FTC Staff

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission staff is urging the filing of an antitrust suit challenging Google Inc.'s $750 million acquisition of AdMob Inc., according to three people familiar with the matter.

It will be up to the five-member commission to decide whether to follow the staff's advice or approve the deal. The people familiar with the matter spoke on condition of anonymity. Peter Kaplan, an FTC spokesman, declined to comment.

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