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Lobbying Efforts From Tech Companies Surge On Capitol Hill

In lobbying spending, one company reigns supreme.

Data from Center for Responsive Politics

In July, California lawmakers lobbied successfully for what?

A. Tax breaks for tech execs B. A Valley patent office C. A tech beer summit with Obama

˙soddɐʞ pıʌɐp ɹoʇɔǝɹıp ǝɔıɟɟo ʇuǝʇɐd ˙s˙n oʇ ʎןʇɔǝɹıp pǝןɐǝddɐ p’ʎǝɥʇ ˙q :ɹǝʍsuɐ

Which niche techies formed an advocacy group this year?

A. App developers B. Twitter users C. Social media consultants

˙ǝɔuɐıןןɐ sɹǝdoןǝʌǝp uoıʇɐɔıןddɐ ǝɥʇ pǝןןɐɔ s’ʇı ˙ɐ :ɹǝʍsuɐ

[Image: Flickr user Michelle Thompson]

A version of this article appeared in the November 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.