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Google, Microsoft Higher Ups Dish Out the Dough for Obama Inauguration

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Execs from Google and Microsoft are ponying up big time for President-elect Barack Obama's big day. On January 20, the former junior Senator from Illinois will become the 44th President of the United States.

Who from search is giving big for the shindig?

From Google:

  • Eric Schmidt (CEO) $25,000.00
  • Larry Page (Co-founder) $25,000.00
  • Marissa Mayer (Vice President, Search Products & User Experience) $25,000.00
  • Richard Costolo (former Feedburner CEO) $25,000.00
  • Chad Hurley (YouTube co-founder) $25,000.00
  • David Drummond (Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer) $25,000.00

From Microsoft:

  • Steven Ballmer (CEO) $50,000.00
  • Bradford Smith (Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs) $25,000.00
  • Craig Mundie (Chief Research and Strategy Officer) $25,000.00
  • Steven VanRoekel (Senior Director, Windows Server Solutions Group, Microsoft) $50,000.00

So far from Yahoo, one lone donation, from an attorney:

  • Laura Covington $10,000.00

For a full list of donors, click here.

via SFGate

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