Several major Internet companies, including Google, eBay, Amazon and Facebook, are joining forces to create a lobbying group that educates lawmakers about how the Internet affects their districts. According to Reuters, the group will be called the Internet Association, and it will officially launch in September 2012. The association will be based in Washington, D.C., and headed by Michael Beckerman, a Capitol Hill veteran who most recently served as an adviser to the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives. Read the full story at PC World.
Internet Titans Team Up to Form Lobbying Group
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