WASHINGTON, D. C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of the online economy, representing the interests of leading Internet companies, will host a series of panel discussions entitled, “The Internet, the Economy, and the Future,” Tuesday, March 5 on Capitol Hill. The panel will examine a variety of topics including privacy, trade and the cloud, patent reform, as well as the Internet’s positive impact on Main Street.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of America’s online economy, representing the interests of leading global Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon.com, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga, hosted a small business crawl during D.C. Social Media week in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. The tour highlighted the profound impacts of the Internet on local jobs, economic growth, and innovation.
In the spirit of DC Social Media Week, The Internet Association facilitated a walking tour through some of the most successful independent businesses in Dupont circle. The event was attended by several local leaders including representatives from the Mayor’s office, the DC Chamber and the small business community.
“The Internet Association recognizes the need for effective cyber-security legislation that encourages sharing of actionable cyber threat information to protect our networks, while still safeguarding the privacy of our users’ information. It is important that these policies and protections be technology-neutral to ensure that the Internet remains free from government regulation. We appreciate Chairman Rogers’ and Ranking Member Ruppersberger’s continued attention to this important issue, and we look forward to continuing to work with them and others in the House and Senate on legislation that safeguards users’ private information as this issue moves forward.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association, the Washington voice of America’s online economy, announces the addition of Airbnb, a popular online travel booking service, to its growing membership roster.
Today, President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address to the American people. Since that first address in 2009, the Internet has become an even more ubiquitous part of American life. An estimated 244 million Americans used the Internet in 2012 – 78 percent of the total population – growing more than 10 percent in those four years. So what is the State of the Internet in 2013, as the President embarks on his second term in office?
WASHINGTON, D. C. – The Internet Association, the D.C. based trade organization representing the interests of leading Internet companies issued the following statement on the U.S. Patent and Trademark office’s software patent reform roundtable:
Excerpt: We at The Internet Association believe that maintaining a free and innovative Internet is critical to the platform’s continued growth and development and will ultimately lead to global economic success, technological innovation, and democratic discourse. We commend Congress for unanimously passing resolutions in support of the Internet’s current bottom-up, decentralized, and multi-stakeholder model and urge the…
Excerpt: Thank you for the opportunity to submit this letter to your Subcommittees on the important issue of global Internet governance and the continued growth of the Internet economy. We commend Congress for unanimously passing resolutions in support of the Internet’s current bottom-up, decentralized, and multi-stakeholder model and urge the U.S. government to continue its…