Google Vies for DoubleClick OK

BRUSSELS Google has offered key concessions to the European Commission in a bid to ensure that its $3.1 billion plan to buy online advertising giant DoubleClick is cleared.

The commission, the European Union’s antitrust authority, has set a Nov. 13 deadline to complete its initial investigation into the deal, but already has raised questions about whether the takeover will create an online giant that crushes competition.

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