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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Internet Association to Release Economic Study via Google+ Hangouts Next Wednesday


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association will release the results of a new first-of-its-kind study on how the Internet is powering the growth of part-time businesses, strengthening the economy and increasing families’ income.

The Internet Association will release the study’s findings during an online news conference via Google+ Hangouts at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 9th. The webcast will be broadcast live and can be accessed online. [The live link will be distributed on Wednesday morning].

WHAT: Release of The Internet Association Economic Study of Internet-Enabled Part-Time Small Businesses Bolstering U.S. Economy

WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
1:00 p.m. EDT – 1:30 p.m. EDT, Online news conference
1:30 p.m. EDT – 1:45 p.m. EDT, Media Availability

WHERE: The panel will be webcast via Google+ Hangouts and can be accessed online. [The live link will be distributed on Wednesday morning]. Participants will be available via phone to answer press questions after the panel. [The post-panel press call-in number will be distributed Wednesday morning].

Moderator: Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association
Study Author: Michele Salomon, Vice President – Solutions Consultant at Harris Interactive
Part-time business owner: Leora Merrell, Etsy ShutterBuddies founder and Utah mother of four
Part-time business owner: Kathy Terrillebay NYC Fitness Family and Finds seller and New York actress

Media Contact:
Betsy Barrett, Communications Director
The Internet Association
(202) 997-3266

About The Internet Association
The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy representing the interests of the leading Internet companies including Airbnb,, AOL, ebay, Expedia, Facebook, Gilt, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Path, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit,, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Uber Technologies, Inc., 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.

About Harris Interactive
Harris Interactive is one of the world’s leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research. Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client’s research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us – and our clients – stay ahead of what’s next. For more information, please visit