In line with a report in Politico, California has turn into the 49th state to launch an antitrust investigation into Google.
California and Alabama had been the one states that didn’t take part in an antitrust investigation by 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, that began in September and is targeted on Google’s dominance in internet marketing and search.
It’s nonetheless unclear what features of Google’s enterprise the reported California investigation will give attention to.
The Justice Division can also be presently conducing its personal antitrust investigation into Google, and dealing with the multi-state probe. It’s anticipated that the investigations will result in lawsuits against Google.
Google is amongst a number of massive tech firms, together with Fb, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, which can be presently being scrutinized by state and federal legislators and businesses, together with the Federal Commerce Fee, over alleged antitrust points.
In 2011, California, 4 different states (Texas, New York, Oklahoma and Ohio) and the Federal Commerce Fee launched an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google unfairly favored its personal merchandise over rivals in search outcomes. That investigation was closed in 2013.
TechCrunch has contacted Google and the workplace of California Lawyer Common Xavier Becerra for remark.