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  1. Google, Facebook & Amazon Quietly Forming Tech Lobbying Group?

    Technology giants – and often competitors – Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay are expected to join forces to form a lobbying group known as the Internet Association (IA), Reuters reported. The group will be the first lobbying association to...

  2. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Dodd’s statement on accepting his new position as head of the movie industry’s influential lobbying arm last March makes clear just why the MPAA headhunted a Washington power player and what his marching orders were from the beginning:

  3. Consumer Watchdog Believes Google 'WiSpy' Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data

    It spent $4.03 million on lobbying in 2009, according to disclosure forms filed with the Senate Office of Public Affairs," the public interest group said. As Consumer Watchdog points out, Google's lobbying spending rose 57% to $1.3 million in the...

  4. Google Behind Tool to Detect ISP Blocking

    Google Getting Serious About Lobbying U.S. M-Lab is designed to help detect whether an internet service provider (ISP) is blocking an internet application. M-Lab will collect data on the blocking or interference by ISPs of user internet use...

  5. FCC Passed "White Space" What Does It Mean

    This is a major accomplishment that companies such as Google, Microsoft, Dell and Hewlitt-Packard have been lobbying for over the past couple of years. As Larry Page noted in the Official Google blog, "This is a clear victory for Internet users and...

  6. Highlights from the SEW Blog: March 24-28, 2008

    In new lobbying effort, Google is asking the FCC to auction the unused airwaves to establish faster internet access that has a wider reach. Google, Yahoo & MySpace Team Up for OpenSocialYahoo, MySpace and Google have pledged their support to open...

  7. Search Headlines & Links: March 25, 2008

    In new lobbying effort, Google is asking the FCC to auction the unused airwaves to establish faster internet access that has a wider reach. Google, Yahoo & MySpace Team Up for OpenSocialYahoo, MySpace and Google have pledged their support to open...