Web Giants to Form Powerful Lobby
Web giants Google, Amazon, eBay and Facebook will form a lobbying organization with other online companies to shape political and regulatory issues in Washington DC. The organization is to be called the Internet Association. It will open its doors in September and will act as a unified voice for major Internet companies. "We want to educate [legislators] about the impact of the Internet in their congressional districts," said Beckerman. "In September, we'll do a full rollout and announce companies and announce policy positions."