perhaps an inverse correlation between lobbying and innovation

Despite the jarring graphic treatment, this bar chart tells a tale. It would be interesting to know if other industry divulge the same or a similar pattern. 

Despite their incredible influence in the world of tech, Apple and Facebook are hardly spending anything on lobbying, according to data compiled by Arik Hesseldahl at All Things D.

As you can see above, Apple spent the least of almost any big tech company on lobbying in Q3 2010, less than half what Microsoft and Google spent.

via Apple, Facebook Spending Almost Nothing On Lobbying.

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