Tony Romm:

Apple shelled out $970,000 for D.C. lobbying in the third quarter, the most the company has spent in any three-month period here. To date this year, the company has spent $2.38 million in Washington, compared with about $1.4 million by this time last year. As it launched its first-ever lobbying push on government data collection, Apple also pressed for smartphone location privacy protections and patent reforms in the third quarter.

Nice.


Posted by Ben Brooks