Microsoft Leads in Lobbying Largesse

Schachter, Ken
April 2008
Red Herring;4/28/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the amount of spending of computer and Internet companies on lobbyists. The statistics compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics have revealed that Microsoft, the world's largest software company spent $9 million on lobbyists to make its case in issues including taxes and trade. Internet search engine, Google, on the other hand, spent just $1.5 million on lobbying. Yahoo, which is trying to prevent an unwanted takeover offer from Microsoft, spent $1.6 million in 2007.


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