Sunday, February 07, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Files Patent For A Vein-authentication System On A Smartwatch
BlackBerry Cuts 200 Jobs To Trim Costs
Taiwan Earthquake Temporarily Suspended TSMC's And UMC's Production
Samsung Loses Memory-Chip patent Trial Against Nvidia
Twitter Suspends Accounts To Combat Extremism
Apple Error Message Killing iPhones After Replacing Displays
Mozilla Pulls The Plug On Firefox Smartphone OS
CDs Remain Popular In Japan
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
 Home > News > General Computing > Google'...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, April 23, 2012
Google's Lobbying Topping $5.03 Million Q1


Google is reportedly spending $5.03 million on lobbying in the first quarter of 2012, a 240 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago, according to new disclosures filed with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Google's first quarter expenditure topped that of rival Microsoft, which disclosed lobbying expenditures of $1.79 million for the quarter. Google even outspent Verizon, which reported first quarter expenses of $4.51 million. The internet giant still has not matched AT&T's spending. The telecommunications company spent $7.34 million in the quarter.

Google spent $1.48 million in the first quarter of 2011. The internet giant also spent nearly as much in the first quarter of 2012 as it did in all of 2010, when it spent $5.2 million.

Commenting on the report, Consumer Watchdog said today that the record lobbying expenditures show that Google?s executives "have completely bought into the corrupt Washington power game and are now outspending some companies known for major lobbying efforts."

"Google claims its motto is 'Don't Be Evil,' but the amount of cash they are throwing around demonstrates an astounding cynicism," said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project director.

First quarter lobbying expenditures for other tech firms include: Apple, $500,000 compared to $560,000 a year ago and Facebook, $650,000 up from $230,000 a year ago. In the first quarter of 2011, AT&T spent $6.840 million; Microsoft, $1.72 million and Verizon, $4.68 million

Generally, companies pump record amounts into lobbyingtrying to influence federal legislators and policymakers.


Previous
Next
Xbox Infringes Motorola Patents: Court        All News        Skydrive Apps Updated, Bring More Storage, Functions
Hitachi Unified Storage Consolidates Manage Block, File and Object Data on a Single Platform     General Computing News      Skydrive Apps Updated, Bring More Storage, Functions

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Ad Business Push Google's Profit
Google Paid $12,000 To Get Back The "Google.com" Domain Name
Europe May Probe Google's Tax Deal With U.K.
Google Used Machine Learning To Master Game of Go
Google Says It Has Shipped Five Million Cardboard Devices
Google Files Patent for Secure Drone Delivery
Google To Pay $185 Million To Settle UK Taxes
Google Paid Apple $1 Billion Fee To Keep Search Bar on iPhone
Lenovo and Google To Develop Next Project Tango Device
Google Glass Device Appeared In FCC Website
Google To Release New Messaging App
Google's Pixel C Tablet Now Available

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .