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Internet-Related Companies Stay Logged In to Congress, Facebook Adds Capacity

Internet-related companies continued to keep their connections with Congress and the executive branch by lobbying during the first three months of the year.  

Facebook Inc . was the exception in the field, by increasing their quarterly spending on lobbying by $1.3 million.  

Here are some of the top online, computer, software, and technology companies that reported large expenditures for lobbying in the first quarter of the year.

Google Inc. $3,820,000 – down from $3,980,000 in the 4th quarter of 2013.
Facebook Inc. $2,780,000 – up from $1,480,000.
Microsoft Corp. $2,080,000 – down from $2,770,000.
Hewlett-Packard Co. $1,580,000 – down from $1,760,000.
Oracle Corp. $1,510,000 – down from $1,600,000.
I.B.M. $1,260,000 – down from $1,530,000.
Intel Corp.$1,223,000 – down from $1,446,000.
Apple Inc. $1,070,000 – up from $990,000.
Entertainment Software Association 1,001,138 – down from $1,320,000.
Amazon Corp. LLC $830,000 – down from $960,000.
Intuit Inc. $720,000 – up from $700,000.
Dell Inc. $710,000 – up from $600,000.
Yahoo! $700,000 – down from $720,000.
SAP America $640,000 – up from $530,000.
Cisco Systems Inc. $590,000 – up from $580,000.
eBay Inc. $475,000 – down from $485,000.
Internet Association $400,000 – same as 2013 Q4.

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