Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 15:20 UTC
Windows "Senate Judiciary Committee staffers plan to take a look at allegations that Microsoft has made it difficult for competing Web browsers to run on a certain version of Windows, an aide to Antitrust subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl told The Hill Thursday." Good. We have to nip this in the bud, and with a bit of luck, it alerts Washington to the iOS situation as well. More browser competition equals a better web - mobile devices aren't magically exempt from this just because they have no keyboard. As simple as that.
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Google's lobbying budget yielding results.
by MollyC on Mon 14th May 2012 22:31 UTC
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

There was a recent story (I think covered by OSNews) showing that Google is the top DC lobbyist in DC of all tech companies, spending like 3 times as much money lobbying as the second place lobbyist tech company. We see the results with this Senate hearing.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Where's the attack on Apple then?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

MollyC also negates to mention that like 90% of that money was a one-time effort to stop SOPA.

Still lobbying, but at least that was a good cause we all benefited from.

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