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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A pair of consumer groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission to stop the proposed acquisition of mobile advertising technology firm AdMob by search engine giant (Nasdaq: GOOG).

The FTC recently disclosed its own plans to investigate the deal.

Google wants to buy AdMob for $750 million.

( and the (Center for Digital DemocracyFor the complete letter to the FTC, read here.{{/a}])

“The proposed Google/AdMob deal offers the FTC an opportunity to check Google’s increasingly anti-competitive behavior,” Simpson added. “This deal is yet one more example of Google attempting to eliminate a threat to its power.”

The CDD and Consumer Watchdog are both based in Washington, D.C.