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Google modified details of its proposed DoubleClick acquisition in order to placate customers and competitors in Europe, say reports. As a result, the European Commission today extended its inquiry into the purchase to until November 13. The ordeal stems from complaints by competitors, in particular long-time antitrust watchdog Microsoft, which in Europe and in the US complain that control of DoubleClick ad-serving would give Google control over 80 percent of the online-advertising market and too much access to users' private information. Google, in turn, believes that allowing it to dominate online advertising is good for everybody and that you should stop asking questions, or people will find out about your top ten search terms, pervert.