October 28, 2011 •
With third quarter figures emerging, everyone seems to be interested in how much tech companies are spending to lobby the government.
Here is a brief survey of articles:
USA Today offers “Social media companies ‘friend’ politics” by Fredreka Schouten.
In the Washington Post’s Capitol Business we find “LightSquared adds lobbyists from four firms to roster” by Catherine Ho.
ReadWriteWeb.com posted “Who Are The Top Tech Lobbying Firms?” by David Strom. Last year, the top three were: Microsoft, HP, and Google. Strom claims Google employs 25 different lobbying firms.
AllFacebook.com posted “Facebook Spends Record Amounts On Lobbying, But Not As Much As Google Does”
Bloomberg’s Businessweek published “Google’s 3Q lobbying bill rises to $2.4 million” by the Associated Press.