Google spent a lot of money to get Obama elected.
In return, Google's head of public policy, Andrew McLaughlin, was given the role of deputy CTO for the Obama administration. In addition,
Former Googler Katie Stanton is now Obama's "Director of Citizen Participation" and Sonal Shah is now in charge of Obama's "Office of Social Innovation."
In addition to all of that, Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Google got Obama elected. I think they have purchased eight years of "Get Out Of Jail Free" cards.