Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, often dubbed the "Google Guys", while the two were attending Stanford University as Ph.D. candidates. It was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for twenty years, until the year 2024. The company's stated mission from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", and the company's unofficial slogan – coined by Google engineer Paul Buchheit – is "Don't be evil". In 2006, the company moved to their current headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Campaign Finance$9,162,011 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Google Inc
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Google Inc $36,360,000 Motorola Mobility $1,260,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Science & Technology,
- Small Business
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.968 PIPA H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act H.R.2271 Global Online Freedom Act of 2009 H.R.275 Global Online Freedom Act of 2007 S.515 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R.1260 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R.654 Do Not Track Me Online Act S.911 SPECTRUM Act H.R.1249 America Invents Act H.R.2577 SAFE Data Act
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Registrant Summary March 1, 2013 Turner, Bachman and Garrett, LLC All provisions related to technology issues. View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 1496 dockets; Submitted to 5 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Google Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 ED State Fiscal Stabilization Fund -- Notice of Proposed Requirements, Definitions, and Approval Criteria 2009
- Toggle 1 DOE Implementing the National Broadband Plan 2010
- Toggle 1 DOJ National Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR All Other Measures ( including National Trade Estimate Report ) 2011
- Toggle 1 FDA Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools; Notice of Public Hearing 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 42 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 30 FDA Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools; Notice of Public Hearing 2009
- Toggle 29 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 26 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations 2010
- Toggle 26 EPA HAZARDOUS AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF SPECIAL WASTES; DISPOSAL OF COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS FROM ELECTRIC UTILITIES 2009
- Toggle 24 APHIS Animal Welfare; Retail Pet Stores and Licensing Exemptions 2011
- Toggle 24 EPA Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Estuaries and Coastal Waters 2010
- Toggle 23 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter 2007
- Toggle 21 EPA Area Designations for the 2006 24-Hour PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) 2007
- Toggle 21 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
Advisory Committees37 people on 19 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Google Inc" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 32 people on 9 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 4 people on 6 committees
- Toggle Department of State 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 person on 1 committee