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Groups like Consumer Watchdog prove the folly with many of Google's mobile foes

The Federal Trade Commission is currently investigating Google's $750 million purchase of mobile ad network AdMob. Rumor has it that the group is planning to block the deal. That would make a lot of people happy — including Google's competitors. But it's starting to look like the anti-trust investigation is not focused on Google's dominace in the mobile ad space. Rather, it seems that Google's success in search precedes its entrance into other markets.

With one Google foe in particular, the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog, it looks like an ax to grind in one area can just as easily be deployed to block the company's ambitions elsewhere.