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Virginia is among 36 states accusing Google of anti-competitive practices

By: - July 8, 2021 1:49 pm

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 05: Google’s New York office is shown in lower Manhattan on March 5, 2018 in New York City. Published reports say that the tech giant is close to a reaching a $2.4 billion deal to buy the landmark Chelsea Market building. The building, a block-long former Nabisco factory that is named after its ground-floor gourmet food mall, sits directly across from Google’s current New York City headquarters in the Meatpacking District. If the sale goes through, it would be one of the most expensive real estate transactions for a single building in New York City history. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Virginia is among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing.

In the lawsuit, Utah v. Google, the states claim Google paid off competitors and used contracts to create a monopoly for its app store on Android phones and Google Billing.

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