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.
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Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
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Lobbying on Behalf of Google Inc
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Google Inc $22,810,000 Motorola Mobility $1,260,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Science & Technology,
- Government Issues,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Small Business
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.968 PIPA H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act 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 S.23 Patent Reform Act of 2011 S.413 Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act H.R.3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 S.1011 Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Registrant Summary March 1, 2013 Turner, Bachman and Garrett, LLC All provisions related to technology issues. View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 519 dockets; Submitted to 2 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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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 42 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 24 APHIS Animal Welfare; Retail Pet Stores and Licensing Exemptions 2011
- Toggle 16 EPA NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Production Amendments Based on the Risk and Technology Review 2011
- Toggle 12 EPA NESHAP for Secondary Lead Smelting Amendments Based on the Risk and Technology Review 2011
- Toggle 11 HHS Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators 2011
- Toggle 11 FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls For Human Food 2011
- Toggle 11 FDA Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption 2011
- Toggle 10 EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule 2011
- Toggle 10 EPA Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan 2011
- Toggle 9 CFPB Request for Information Regarding Private Education Loans and Private Educational Lenders 2011
Advisory Committees12 people on 14 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 Department of Commerce 4 people on 6 committees
- Toggle National Science Foundation 6 people on 4 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