Dead Serious About DC

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…

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.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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