To date, the investigation has explicitly focused on Google's advertising business, for which CIDs have been served.
"This is a company that dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet, as they dominate the buyer, seller and auction side", Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was quoted as saying.
Google's senior vice president of global affairs, Kent Walker, wrote in a blog post: "We have answered many questions on these issues over many years, in the United States as well as overseas, across many aspects of our business, so this is not new for us".
In a September statement, Google claimed that it has "always worked constructively with regulators" and will "continue to do so".
An antitrust probe of Google by nearly all US condition lawyers typical will balloon to contain its research and Android operating technique businesses, according to a new report. But investigators are reportedly preparing to delve into Google's search and Android businesses as well.
That would put the states' investigation in line with a series of antitrust probes in the European Union that have collectively resulted in $9.4 billion in fines for Google.