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Google Offers to Move, But Not Sell, Ad-Tech Business

Google proposed stripping away parts of its powerful ad-tech business into a separate company within its parent company Alphabet to assuage antitrust pressure, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. But that’s a far cry from what U.S. Department of Justice officials have signaled they want Google to do, including spinning off the ad-tech business, which helps publishers and advertisers sell and...

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