Google, the Best Tech Company that Spent More on Lobbying in 2012

Google lobbying in 2012
Google should end the year 2012 as the first place in a ranking of which therere not many reasons to be proud. The Giant Mountain Views the company that paid out more money on lobbying (in 2012), practice of influence governments and public agencies to make decisions on behalf of private interests. The ranking was prepared by the site OpenSecrets.org and includes companies in the technology sector that more invested backstage politics.

Google, awarded first place, spent more than double the second company on the list, Microsoft (whichs earmarked $5.6 million for that purpose), Oracle and even Facebook combined. Check out whatre the top #15 companies in the ranking (including Google):

#1
Google
$13.1 million
#2
Microsoft
$5.6 million
#3
Hewlett-Packard
$5.3 million
#4
Oracle
$3.7 million
#5
Entertainment Software
$3.5 million
#6
IBM
$3.5 million
#7
Intel
$2.7 million
#8
Facebook
$2.5 million
#9
Yahoo!
$2.1 million
#10
Intuit
$1.9 million
#11
Cisco Systems
$1.9 million
#12
Amazon
$1.8 million
#13
Dell
$1.8 million
#14
EMC
$1.6 million
#15
Apple
$1.4 million

Youll be able to read lobbying disclosure forms online of Google. Google dont right away return a request for comment. So, you think Googles getting earnest about its lobbying determinations only in Washington? Hire your opinion via Disqus comment form below.

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