Alphabet’s Google ushered in its third antitrust lawsuit on Thursday, with a group of 38 U.S. state and territory attorneys general suing it for seeking to expand its search monopoly to dominate the smartphone, TV and car markets. The Colorado attorney general’s office said in a statement that the States requested that their lawsuits be heard together with those filed by the U.S. Department of justice in October. < / P > < p > the lawsuit focuses on Google’s search business and search advertising, and accuses Google of using exclusive agreements to dominate new technologies, such as virtual assistant technology to crowd out competitors such as Amazon and Alexa. The accusation is based on concerns expressed publicly by SONOS, a maker of smart speakers, and other companies that say Google has acted unfairly to strengthen its market power. “Google is preventing competitors in the voice assistant market from reaching consumers through connected cars, which will be an important way to access the Internet in the near future,” said Tom Miller, Iowa attorney general < / P > < p > Google has yet to respond to requests for comment. Affected by the news, alphabet (NASDAQ: Google) shares closed down nearly 1%. < / P > < p > earlier, prosecutors in 11 states filed lawsuits accusing Google of engaging in illegal activities to maintain its position in the field of Internet search and advertising. On Wednesday, the Republican state attorney general, led by Texas, sued Google, focusing on its dominance in digital advertising. < / P > < p > in addition to the two lawsuits against Facebook this month, these lawsuits against Google are expected to become the largest anti-monopoly cases in a generation, which can be compared with the lawsuit against Microsoft in 1998, when the anti-monopoly case was considered to have cleared the way for the explosive growth of the Internet. < / P > < p > in these lawsuits, the U.S. and trump administrations rarely reached a consensus, but the latter’s criticism focused more on accusations that social media platforms suppressed conservative voices than antitrust concerns. Moderates and progressives have expressed their appreciation for the lawsuit initiated by the trump administration. Global Tech

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