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Google broke out the check book to help lobby politicians in 2014

Google spent a lot of money, almost $17 million, in its lobbying efforts during 2014
By: Michael Hatamoto | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jan 22, 2015 9:34 pm

If it's tech-related, it seems Google wants a piece of the action - and the company is willing to spend money to help get the job done. The search giant racked up $16.83 million in federal political lobbying throughout 2014, according to the Consumer Watchdog group.

 

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Google's lobbying figures put it ahead of Comcast, Verizon, IBM, Time Warner Cable, and other big spenders. More importantly, Google is investing more into political action over Microsoft ($8.33 million) and Facebook ($9.34 million), as the company expands into new business ventures.

 

Google recently invested $1 billion into SpaceX, while Google wants net neutrality laws revamped, to help fund autonomous vehicle research, and other ventures.

NEWS SOURCES:Time.com, Oneofficedesign.net

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