Google and Publicis Make Nice

Undercutting rumors of bad blood, the search giant and the Paris-based agency disclose a secret deal to craft millions of targeted, online ads

On his way to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google (GOOG) Chief Executive Eric Schmidt stopped by the Paris headquarters of the world's fourth-largest advertising agency, Publicis Groupe (PUBP.PA), on Jan. 22 to exchange honeyed words with its chief executive, Maurice Lévy.

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