FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen on the inside of an office in Zurich, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo
(Ap) – The 50-state attorneys general investigation of the advertising practices at Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s (GOOGL.O) and Google are planning to expand their antitrust investigation into the unit’s flagship Android for business, CNBC reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Google did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. (cnb.cx/376FVQo)
The Google probe is being led by the Texas attorney general’s office, and it is well-known for its focus on search and digital advertising.
In the Alphabet unit is also facing two other 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.
Last year, Google was fined 4.34 billion euros by the European Commission, says that the tech giant gave itself an unfair advantage by pre-installing the google Chrome browser and the Google search app for Android smartphones and laptop.
Reporting Amal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta