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Internet giants Google, Facebook make a cartel to face regulatory crisis

Washington, Sep 19: Internet giants like Google,, eBay, Facebook and other Internet companies have formed a cartel for lobbying purpose.

Called The Internet Association to tackle regulatory and political issues in Washington, D.C., it is due to kick off on Wednesday.

It will lobby on issues such as allocation of visas for engineers and matters of privacy and piracy, said the group’s president Michael Beckerman, a former advisor to Fred Upton, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee.

Other members include Expedia , LinkedIn , Monster Worldwide , Yahoo! and Zynga .


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