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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:55 PM

Google spent $18M lobbying D.C. in 2012. Apple spent $2M

Source: CNN

FORTUNE -- The last time we looked at Silicon Valley's lobbying efforts, Google was the big spender and Apple the piker. (See For every $1 Google spends lobbying, Apple spends 10.)

That hasn't changed much in the past nine months. In fact, Google increased its political spending in 2012 -- a Presidential election year -- by nearly 90%, while Apple reduced its by 13%.




Read more: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/02/18/apple-google-lobbying-washington/



The World's Largest Ad Spammer is also Washington's Biggest Briber in the tech sector.

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Reply Google spent $18M lobbying D.C. in 2012. Apple spent $2M (Original post)
onehandle Feb 2013 OP
Ezlivin Feb 2013 #1
onehandle Feb 2013 #2
mimi85 Feb 2013 #3
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #4
TM99 Feb 2013 #5
wordpix Feb 2013 #6

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:11 PM

1. Bribing Chinese politicians is always cheaper

N/T

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Response to Ezlivin (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:53 PM

2. True. Just ask Samsung. China's number one technology client. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:08 PM

3. So much for

"Do No Evil"

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:09 AM

4. That money is also the real reason SOPA was blocked.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:38 AM

5. Google uses Washington

and Apple uses patent litigation.

Six of one, half dozen of another.

Though I must agree that Google has used a lot of the lobbying effort to stop egregious thinks like SOPA and hopefully will be able to stop the newly revisited CISPA.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:54 PM

6. many corp's pay professional lobbying firms to do their lobbying for them

which is not shown in this graph

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