AT&T spent $6.84 million to lobby the government in the first quarter of 2011, up from $5.93 million a year ago.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stole Google+'s thunder by announcing an "awesome" launch next week.
A host of updates for Gmail are on the way.
An antitrust case against Google would be much more complex than the government's action against Microsoft in the 1990s.
And experts say the recent wave of cyberbreaches is an illusion — companies would just not disclose them previously.