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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Comment by MyNameIsNot4Letter
by MyNameIsNot4Letter on Tue 19th Feb 2013 12:27 UTC
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Is it just me, or why the h... in an article talking about Google's huge political propaganda budget does the author start jabbering about where Apple spends its propaganda budget?

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RE: Comment by MyNameIsNot4Letter
by TM99 on Tue 19th Feb 2013 14:40 in reply to "Comment by MyNameIsNot4Letter"
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Because everything in America today is about opposing teams - Republicans versus Democrats, Pro-choice versus Pro-life, etc. So this is just another one - Google versus Apple.

As I stated on another forum posting this news, Google uses lobbyists and Apple uses patent litigation. Both are totally 'legal' but are they ethical? No one really seems to care much anymore.

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