Wednesday, September 21, 2011

True-blue Google wraps itself in red - Mike Zapler - POLITICO.com

Apparently time to work on political donation ROI in the Googleplex

In 2012, the search giant headquartered in bright blue Silicon Valley has wrapped itself in red, hiring a string of Republicans and even hosting a GOP presidential debate Thursday night with Fox News.

Tech observers say Google is finally wising up politically: Playing clear favorites with one party or the other was bound to backfire in Washington.

But neither the company's reputation as liberal corporate poster child nor its more recent rightward tack seem to be paying off so far.

True-blue Google wraps itself in red - Mike Zapler - POLITICO.com

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