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Dead Serious About DC

By - June 08, 2007

Google is, that is. As this Bloomberg story reports (thanks, PC):

Google Inc., the Web-search company whose motto is “Don’t be evil,” now has to confront the realities of Washington to propel its stock further.

The 8-year-old company with a $162 billion market value didn’t open a lobbying office in the U.S. capital until 2005. Now, as expansion plans invite government scrutiny, Google is stepping up efforts to master a game political foes such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have played for decades.

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