According to a report in Politico, California has become the 49th point out to launch an antitrust investigation into Google.
California and Alabama ended up the only states that did not participate in an antitrust investigation by 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, that started in September and is centered on Google’s dominance in on the internet advertising and look for.
It is nevertheless unclear what features of Google’s organization the documented California investigation will aim on.
The Justice Section is also at present conducing its have antitrust investigation into Google, and performing with the multi-point out probe. It is anticipated that the investigations will result in lawsuits versus Google.
Google is amongst several large tech providers, such as Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, that are presently staying scrutinized by state and federal legislators and businesses, like the Federal Trade Fee, around alleged antitrust challenges.
In 2011, California, 4 other states (Texas, New York, Oklahoma and Ohio) and the Federal Trade Fee released an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google unfairly favored its own products above opponents in look for outcomes. That investigation was closed in 2013.
TechCrunch has contacted Google and the office environment of California Legal professional Basic Xavier Becerra for remark.