Explainer: Advertising executives point to five ways Google stifles business

FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is seen during the WAIC (World Artificial Intelligence Conference) in Shanghai, China, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. authorities investigating Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google for anticompetitive behavior have recently begun probing the company’s $116 billion-a-year advertising business. Attorneys general for 50 U.S. states and territories along with the U.S. Department of Justice appear to be acting on accusations from rivals, lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups that the […]

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