Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 16, 2016 | News, Videos

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Susan Wojcicki of YouTube

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Kai Ryssdal, host of Marketplace, at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Conference.

December 16, 2016 | News, Statements

Statement On President Obama Signing The Consumer Review Fairness Act Into Law

Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Gina Woodworth released the following statement on President Obama’s signing of the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) into law:

“The internet industry applauds President Obama for signing the CRFA into law. The bill will help protect consumers online and allow internet marketplaces to continue to thrive. The CRFA outlaws ‘gag clauses’ in form contracts that harm consumers and violate free speech online. We also thank the House and Senate for their work passing these important bills.”

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December 13, 2016 | News, Statements

Statement On Department Of Commerce’s Expansion Of The Digital Attache Program

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the Department of Commerce’s expansion of the digital attache program:

“The internet industry welcomes the Department of Commerce’s expansion of the digital attache program into more critical markets. Digital trade represents more than half of all U.S. services exports and generates an annual trade surplus of more than $150 billion. The internet industry accounts for six percent of GDP and nearly 3 million American jobs. We applaud Secretary Pritzker for her leadership in supporting the digital economy.”

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December 9, 2016 | News, Videos

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Senators Cory Gardner, Brian Schatz, & Roger Wicker

Brian Huseman (Amazon) & Erin Egan (Facebook) moderate a conversation between Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Brian Schatz, and Sen. Roger Wicker at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Conference about the internet and trade policy.

December 7, 2016 | News, Videos

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Tim Westergren of Pandora

Pandora Founder & CEO Tim Westergren talks with Variety Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent Janko Roettgers about being a musician’s musician and the future of Pandora and streaming music at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Conference.

December 6, 2016 | News, Videos

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat Travis Kalanick & Arianna Huffington

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks with Arianna Huffington, Founder of Thrive Global, at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Conference.

December 1, 2016 | News, Statements

Statement On Election Of Rep. Walden As Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on Rep. Greg Walden’s (R-OR-2) election as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee:

“The internet industry congratulates Rep. Walden on his election as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Rep. Walden over the years and I have seen firsthand his commitment to a thriving internet sector for the betterment of our economy. We look forward to working with Rep. Walden as Chairman. The E&C Committee is vital to promoting policies that will allow the internet to continue to grow and create jobs in the U.S.

“We thank Chairman Upton for his tireless work on so many issues important to every industry under the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Passage of 21st Century Cures this week is a testament to his ability to work across party lines and get things done. He’s a true model of what a Chairman can and should be, never seeking credit for himself and always doing what’s best for his constituents and this country. I am confident Chairman Walden will continue in this tradition.”

December 1, 2016 | News, Statements

Internet Association Sends Letter To President Tsai Ing-wen On Ridesharing

BECKERMAN: “The Internet Association calls on the Government of Taiwan to protect consumers and promote economic growth by encouraging competition and innovation in the ridesharing marketplace.”

 

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the release of a letter to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan regarding Taiwan’s ridesharing policies:

“The Internet Association calls on the Government of Taiwan to protect consumers and promote economic growth by encouraging competition and innovation in the ridesharing marketplace. When sharing economy companies are allowed to enter markets, local consumers are the real winners: prices go down and quality goes up. Governments around the world should therefore focus on enacting rules that ensure fair and equitable treatment for internet-enabled platforms.”

To read the full letter, click here.

 

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December 1, 2016 | News, Statements

Statement On Wilbur Ross’s Nomination For Secretary Of Commerce

Washington, DC – Michael Beckerman, Internet Association President and CEO, released the following statement congratulating Wilbur Ross on his nomination for Secretary of Commerce:

“The internet industry congratulates Wilbur Ross on his nomination for Secretary of Commerce. The internet sector is a great American export, representing a sizable portion of the U.S. economy – nearly $1 trillion in GDP by the latest estimates – and employs nearly 3 million Americans. The Commerce Department plays an integral role in fostering growth and innovation for U.S. industries, and we look forward to working with Mr. Ross to advance policies that allow the internet industry to flourish. ”

 

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