Google Heavily Outspends Tech Rivals on Lobbying
Google, the company who's famous mantra is "Don't be evil", has grown to become one of the largest spenders on lobbying in the United States. Once surely considered "evil" by the company's idealistic founders, lobbying has become essential to the search giant that has repeatedly been subject to antitrust allegations. In 2013, the company spent a total of $15.8 million on lobbying, making Google the fifth largest corporate spender in Washington D.C.
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Google's revenue as of 3rd quarter 2014
- Worldwide market share of leading search engines from January 2010 to July 2014
Global market share of search engines as of July 2014
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Google Play: number of available apps 2009-2014
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