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State AGs, Justice Department discuss Google antitrust probe – Source Reuters Tech News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc’s Google unit (GOOGL.O) met on Tuesday with U.S. Justice Department officials to coordinate efforts to probe the search and advertising giant, officials told Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The attorneys general of Texas, Utah and Nebraska were among those in attendance. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said one goal of the gathering was to coordinate efforts, with the goal of wrapping up the probe by the end of the year.

“We’re working well together and trying to make sure that there aren’t redundancies,” told Reuters outside the Justice Department. “We’re hoping to go as quickly as we possible can but I don’t have a specific timetable.”

The department said in late July it was opening a broad antitrust investigation of the big digital firms -…

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