Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:55 PM
onehandle (44,455 posts)
Google spent $18M lobbying D.C. in 2012. Apple spent $2M
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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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:38 AM
TM99 (3,129 posts)
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.