Google Buddies Up to Capitol Hill

“Facing increasing congressional scrutiny, Google Inc. has hired a lobbying firm that includes the son of U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.

“The Mountain View Internet giant hired Joshua Hastert as part of a team of lobbyists from the firm PodestaMattoon to champion its interests in privacy, compensation and China, among other issues, according to documents filed with the U.S. Senate.

“The hiring is another sign that Google is raising its profile in Washington.”

Verne Kopytoff. Google Hires D.C. Lobbyist With a Friend in High Places. March 16, 2006.

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03/20/2006 at 08:46

Posted in Web & Online

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