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SOPA/PIPA Wakes Up Internet Giants To Realize They Need To Be More Engaged In DC

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Earlier today it was announced that a new industry trade association representing large internet companies, called The Internet Association, is going to be launching this fall, with Google, Amazon, eBay and Facebook as the charter members. Part of the thinking behind this group stemmed from the realization of how little...
SOPA/PIPA Wakes Up Internet Giants To Realize They Need To Be More Engaged In DC

Internet Association to lobby Washington, may tout Amazon, Facebook, Google among its ranks

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Political lobbying is often a mixed bag at best. Still, there's a cautious amount of optimism surrounding the Internet Association, a soon-to-start lobbying group that plans to advocate for an "open, innovative and free" internet among US politicians. The unsurprising (if well-intentioned) aim is to prevent another SOPA or...
Internet Association to lobby Washington, may tout Amazon, Facebook, Google among its ranks

Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

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On Friday, we wrote about how the RIAA has already started pitching the terrible idea that we should do away with the important DMCA safe harbors, which make sure that liability for infringement is properly applied to those actually infringing, rather than tools and services. The RIAA, however, thinks that...
Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and Google form lobbying group

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Four giants in the tech and Internet world have banned together to form the Internet Association. It's meant to be a lobbying group that is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions and protect an open, innovative, and free Internet. Heading up the group will be the one-time Deputy Staff Director...
Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and Google form lobbying group

Congress Must Allow More STEM Visas Today

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Editor’s note: Michael Beckerman is President and CEO of The Internet Association, a new policy lobby representing Google, Amazon, and Facebook, among many web-based technology companies. This piece, in support of the STEM Jobs Act currently being considered by Congress, is their first public policy statement. Highly skilled and talented people...
Congress Must Allow More STEM Visas Today
14 tech companies form the 'Justice League' of Internet lobbying groups

As Immigration Reform Bill Heads to the Senate Floor, The ZuckerPAC Gets Its First Win

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Chalk up win number one for the tech industry. In a bipartisan vote reached on Thursday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that aims to radically overhaul much of current U.S. immigration policy, which could ultimately increase the number of highly skilled tech industry workers allowed visas to...
As Immigration Reform Bill Heads to the Senate Floor, The ZuckerPAC Gets Its First Win
Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay form 'Internet Association' lobbying group

U.S. Internet giants, including Google, Facebook, Amazon and Yahoo, form new lobbying association

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A group of 14 Internet juggernauts such as Facebook, Google, eBay, Amazon.com, Zynga, Yahoo and others have formed a brand new lobbying group in the United States called The Internet Association to counter efforts by federal regulators to strap new rules to their sector. Notably absent from the list are...
U.S. Internet giants, including Google, Facebook, Amazon and Yahoo, form new lobbying association

Facebook, Google, Amazon join forces in D.C. lobby

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Internet titans Facebook, Google, Amazon and Yahoo on Wednesday will launch a new lobbying association to counter efforts by federal regulators to strap new rules to their industry. The Internet Association, led by Capital Hill veteran Michael Beckerman, aims to band together Silicon Valley's biggest Internet firms on issues such...
Facebook, Google, Amazon join forces in D.C. lobby
Google sets differences aside to form 'Internet Association' lobbying group with Facebook, Amazon, eBay

The Internet Association, a group backed by Google and others, decries FBI's 'flawed' wiretap mandate

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US Internet lobby groups have been making the headlines in the country of late. Ever since the launch of FWD.us, pronounced forward US, the advocacy group that includes Mark Zuckerberg and other powerful names in Silicon Valley and aims to push the industry’s agenda on matters concerning immigration and education...
The Internet Association, a group backed by Google and others, decries FBI's 'flawed' wiretap mandate
Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay found pro-tech lobbying group

Can 'The Internet Vote' Be The Next Important Voting Bloc?

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I recently talked about how the cynicism of the "internet generation" is only helping to keep broken systems in place. I recognize that many people feel that their vote is useless, and think that voting for "the lesser of two evils" is not worth it. I also have sympathy for...
Can 'The Internet Vote' Be The Next Important Voting Bloc?

As the Internet Association steps up, the venerable NetCoalition will shut down

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Out with the old, and in with the new. Today it became known that the NetCoalition, an aging industry group, will shut down as the Internet Association takes its place. Why the change? The companies behind NetCoalition – currently listed to include “Google, Yahoo!, Amazon.com, eBay, IAC, Bloomberg LP, Expedia...
As the Internet Association steps up, the venerable NetCoalition will shut down

DC Lobby Group Internet Association Lists Full Roster Of Tech Giants And Outs Manifesto

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Washington DC-headquartered lobby group The Internet Association — which named its president and CEO earlier this year — has now unveiled its full membership roster and policy platform. The list of 14 companies signed up to the lobby group are: Amazon.com, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and...
DC Lobby Group Internet Association Lists Full Roster Of Tech Giants And Outs Manifesto

On the day of the 2013 State of the Union address, here's the State of the Internet

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association, which represents the interests of many of America’s leading Internet companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay. In the run-up to tonight’s State of the Union address, the association approached us to ask if we would...
On the day of the 2013 State of the Union address, here's the State of the Internet
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