FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is seen at the WAIC (World of Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai, China, on September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – the U.S. attorney-general, the detection of the Alphabet (GOOGL.D) Google is planning to meet next month in Colorado to discuss an investigation into whether the search giant’s business practices and of breaking anti-trust laws, according to three sources briefed on the meeting.
The meeting, which is scheduled for the month of November. 11, there seems to be at a meeting this week in New York city, where state and federal enforcers, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in their probe of Facebook (FB.(O) according to one of the sources.
A second source said that this meeting would touch upon organizational issues, and it was probably one in a long series of meetings to discuss the probe.
Research on Google seems to be well underway, and since Texas is controlled by the search and advertising giant with a subpoena asking for information about the ad business. As of earlier this month, Google started to send the information to the attorney-general.
The study, in which all of the attorneys-general, with the exception of Alabama and California, will be delving into the obscure business of online digital advertising, where Google is the dominant player. Attorney general for the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico are also a part of the study.
Google, which did not comment for this story, and it offers free searches for e-mail, and other services, but a large portion of its revenue from advertising.
Google has previously said that the co-operation of the federal regulatory agencies, and the state of the probe.
Google looks at two major studies – a united states Department of Justice, the investigation and a probe by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, both with a wide range of reviews from the big internet companies are on-going.
Reporting by Diane Bartz; Additional reporting by Karen Freifeld and David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese and Stephen Coates