Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 22:28 UTC, submitted by bowkota
In the News "The last time we looked at Silicon Valley's lobbying efforts, Google was the big spender and Apple the piker. That hasn't changed much in the past nine months. In fact, Google increased its political spending in 2012 - a Presidential election year - by nearly 90%, while Apple reduced its by 13%." Anti-SOPA or no, that's a hell of a lot of money. This should be illegal - it's thinly veiled corruption.
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RE[2]: Corruption
by bowkota on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Corruption"
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Furthermore, quite a few of these tech companies spend money for the advancement of science and technology (obviously because it's in their interest but it's still a positive outcome).

How much money did Apple, the biggest "tech" company spent for the advancement of science and technology?

Or should we call Apple a "design" company, a "fake patent" company and not a "tech" company?

I'm sorry but if you're arguing that Apple hasn't done anything for the advancement of science and tech than you're just as stupid as anyone who would argue the same for Google.

Just look at the original story linked, there's plenty of reasonable examples there.

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