google: U.S. states lean toward breaking up Google's ad tech business - CNBC, Telecom News, ET Telecom
The U.S. state attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for potential antitrust violations are leaning toward pushing for a breakup of its ad technology business as part of an expected suit, CNBC reported on Friday, citing sources. The Justice Department and nearly all state attorneys general have opened investigations into allegations that Google has broken antitrust laws. "We don't have any updates or comments on speculation. The facts are clear: Our digital advertising products compete across a crowded industry with hundreds of rivals and technologies, and have helped lower costs for advertisers and consumers," Tarallo said. Reuters and others reported in mid-May that state attorneys general led by Texas were likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google later this year.