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Michael Beckerman is President and CEO of The Internet Association. The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy representing the interests of leading global Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Gilt, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Lyft, Monster Worldwide, Netflix, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit,, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Uber Technologies, Inc., Yelp, Yahoo!, and Zynga. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions to strengthen and protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic development, and empower users. The Internet Association is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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The Golden State: On the Front Lines of Internet Policy

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 2:35 PM

All over the world, in every sector of the economy, Internet companies are emerging at a staggering pace, offering an astonishing array of products, services and conveniences. They are creating jobs and opportunities, while reshaping traditional and sometime stagnant industries by bringing them into the mobile, on-demand world of 21st...

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Share-Less in Seattle

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Despite its reputation as an innovative and tech-friendly city, Seattle has emerged as an unlikely battleground for the future of online applications, Internet start-ups and innovative technology. The Seattle city council is on the verge of passing the most restrictive, anti-competitive and anti-Internet measure in the nation, which would keep...

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Senate Must Maintain Momentum for Legislation to Stop Patent Trolls

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 2:10 PM

For the last three years, partisanship and division have crippled Congress. But we're now seeing signs that Democrats and Republicans in Congress are putting their differences aside and working together. The budget deal brokered by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) is one example of this cooperative...

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The Future of the Global Economy Depends on the U.S.-EU Trade Deal

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 11:29 AM

The future of the global economy is at stake. With both the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (EU) economies generating over $15.6 trillion in GDP and accounting for about half of the entire world GDP, we must pay close attention to negotiations for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment...

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The Internet Association Celebrates 2013 Data Privacy Day, Urges 113th Congress to Pass Electronic Privacy Reform

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 10:33 AM

Did you know that a law written before email was commercially available governs the way the government can access your data online? Did you know that the search warrant protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution do not apply to the cyberspace for your data? Did you know...

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The Internet Vote

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 9:48 AM

Campaign strategists and pundits are always trying to predict the newest or most important political demographic groups. For a long time, it was seniors. That was followed by the dawn of the "soccer mom" and lately there has been a lot of talk about "NASCAR dads." But the strongest untapped...

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