States Putting Antitrust Screws to Google, Too

California, New York, and Ohio join Texas in starting inquiries
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2011 8:31 AM CDT
In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, the company logo is displayed is at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

(Newser) – As if the looming federal probe wasn’t bad enough, Google is now facing antitrust investigations from a number of states. California, New York, and Ohio have begun inquiries into the possible anti-competitive threat posed by Google’s search dominance, jumping on a bandwagon Texas started last year, the Financial Times reports. Since antitrust laws differ by state, Google could soon have a complicated legal distraction on its hands.

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