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Fortune survey again finds that Google is the best company in the world to work for


Fortune‘s annual survey of the 100 best companies to work for found that Google topped the list for the third year running, and the fifth time in all.

Google tops Fortune’s 17th annual ranking of the best workplaces in corporate America once again, marking its eighth appearance on the list and fifth time as No. 1.

Software company SAS took second place, with The Boston Consulting Group number three …  Expand

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Android hits 51 percent of mobile web use, while iOS grows faster


A new report from Millenial Media, one of the world’s largest online ad networks, shows that Android boosted its share of mobile web usage to 51 percent this year, but that iOS usage is growing at a faster rate.

Android’s usage grew five points since Q2 last year, while iOS usage grew eight points to reach 42 percent. In tablets, the iPad held its lead, while the Android share was convincingly led by Samsung’s Galaxy Tab.


In the manufacturer league tables across all devices, Apple lead the way with 39 percent share, with Samsung taking second place at 26 percent.

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Report: Google shells out over $5M lobbying in Q2, while Apple barely spends $500K

The congressional lobbying disclosure reports for Q2 2012 are available, and Google is far ahead of Apple in terms of money spent lobbying.

Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt reported that “Google has outspent Apple nearly 10 to one,” and he noted which bills Apple is giving the most attention:

The list is long, and it ranges from the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011 to “issues related to the transportation of batteries.” Given the latest kerfuffle about Apple’s temporary withdrawal from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool program a couple weeks ago, I was interested to see “EPEAT” on the list.

Google also took an active interest in environment, with its specific lobbying issues pertaining to “renewable energy policies.”

Google’s report is here, while Apple’s report is here.

This article is cross-posted on 9to5Mac.