Facebook spent a record amount on lobbying expenses — dropping close to $1 million — during the second quarter of 2012 in yet another sign of the social network’s growing focus on Beltway politics. Meanwhile, Google maintained its lobbying march in Washington, having spent $9 million in the first half of the year — almost as much as the $9.7 million the company spent on lobbying in all of 2011. Other big tech firms also kept up strong spending on their federal influence operations, according to lobby disclosures filed with the House and Senate on Friday and Saturday. Read the full story at Politico.
Facebook lobbying sets record in Q2
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).