Topic: lobbying

Time for Comcast to Cash In Once Again on Its Political Clout

It knows how to play the Washington game

Will Comcast's political ties help it earn regulatory approval for its purchase of Time Warner Cable? It can't hurt. Those that opposed Comcast's big merger with NBCU were pretty stunned when…

Which Tech Firm Spent the Most to Lobby Washington Last Year?

Google led the pack, but Microsoft is catching up

Google spent 14.7 percent less to lobby Washington last year, but the $14 million it spent was still more than any other tech firm, according to a Consumer Watchdog analysis…

Big Internet Keeps the Lobby Dollars Flowing

Broadcasters still spending, too

It's a truism on Capitol Hill: Big Internet continues to shell out big bucks to lobby the halls of Congress. Stepping up its influence game, Facebook increased lobby spending by 277…

Zuckerberg Goes 'Forward' With Launch of Advocacy Group

Silicon Valley lines up behind immigration reform

Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg formally launched his advocacy group today. Called (think Forward U.S.), the group, as expected, is starting right out of the box with a push for…

Zuckerberg Turns to Politics

Facebook-backed advocacy group to push for immigration and education reform

If you're Mark Zuckerberg and you've already created the biggest social network of all time by the time you're 28, what's next? Try politics. Washington is buzzing about a new…

Google Breaks Its Own Record in Lobbying Spending

Privacy issues top list of concerns for tech companies

When it comes to big tech spenders in Washington, no one tops Google. This third quarter, the Internet giant shelled out $4.18 million to influence political decision-makers in a 76…

Google Lobbying Spending Leads Tech Pack

Company continues to feel pressure in Washington

Under scrutiny by regulators in both the U.S. and Europe for its privacy and business practices, it's not surprising that Google continues to lead the tech lobby pack when it…