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(Ars Technica)   And here is why Google is dropping massive amounts of cash on politicians, while companies like Apple and Microsoft continue to miss the boat   (arstechnica.com) divider line 16
    More: Obvious, Federal Communications Commission, Microsoft, Google, Department of Commerce, CTIA, Michael Copps, Steve Largent, National Cable & Telecommunications Association  
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2014-04-24 09:00:07 AM  
Google motto circa 2008 -- Do no evil.  Google motto circa 2014 -- Aw fark it; do whatever makes us money.
 
2014-04-24 09:21:34 AM  

Prey4reign: Google motto circa 2008 -- Do no evil.  Google motto circa 2014 -- Aw fark it; do whatever makes us more money.


FTFY
 
2014-04-24 10:57:13 AM  
Am I missing some kind of headline joke here? I don't think the word 'google' even appears in the article but it does mention that comcast gave money to every member of the committee.
 
2014-04-24 11:33:46 AM  
"Regulators being led by former executives from the industries they're supposed to regulate and industry groups being led by their former regulators sounds like it should be the stuff of fiction."

More like par for the course.
 
2014-04-24 12:18:25 PM  
To be fair, Google has their own boats.

rt.com
 
2014-04-24 12:21:01 PM  
Welcome to fark I guess. The article is about Comcast but the headline says Google.So all the comments are about Google.
 
2014-04-24 12:22:44 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Am I missing some kind of headline joke here? I don't think the word 'google' even appears in the article but it does mention that comcast gave money to every member of the committee.


I think it's in regards to last week's WashPo revelation that Google is currently the second biggest spender on political favors and influence (i.e. lobbying) in Washington and well on its way to becoming #1.
 
2014-04-24 12:23:35 PM  
Microsoft always had a lobbying arm. Which ramped up quicly after the IE monopoly debacle. Apple got dragged kicking and screaming into hiring lobbiests only in the last 10 years or so. As far as I know google relies on the charms of Schmidt to woo politicians.
 
2014-04-24 12:50:27 PM  

digistil: I think it's in regards to last week's WashPo revelation that Google is currently the second biggest spender on political favors and influence (i.e. lobbying) in Washington and well on its way to becoming #1.


I suppose. Nevertheless they aren't so much as mentioned in the article. Which does point out that comcast gave sizable contributions to every member of the committee that decides the fate of their proposed merger. So I think subby just screwed up. At the very least one could find an article that at least mentions the major player in your headline in some form or fashion.
 
2014-04-24 01:03:33 PM  
This is a banana republic. Bribery and graft are rampant, and it is not what you know, but who you know that matters.
 
2014-04-24 01:24:58 PM  

macdaddy357: This is a banana republic. Bribery and graft are rampant, and it is not what you know, but who you know that matters.


...just like every other country on the planet.

I would argue that the level of such bribery and graft in the United States is much, much lower than in 90+% of countries on the planet.
 
2014-04-24 01:34:24 PM  
I'm boycotting Google now. This is grade A bologna.
 
2014-04-24 04:12:34 PM  
Pay to play democracy.
 
2014-04-24 05:06:01 PM  

gingerjet: Microsoft always had a lobbying arm. Which ramped up quicly after the IE monopoly debacle. Apple got dragged kicking and screaming into hiring lobbiests only in the last 10 years or so. As far as I know google relies on the charms of Schmidt to woo politicians.


Apple lobbyist were able to convince the State Department to force Japan to open their country to Apple computers back in the early 80s.
 
2014-04-24 10:51:46 PM  

gingerjet: Apple got dragged kicking and screaming into hiring lobbiests only in the last 10 years or so.


img.4plebs.org
 
2014-04-25 09:28:15 AM  
Textbook regulatory capture.

Thanks Obama
 
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