Amazon and eBay Join Forces in New Internet Advocacy Group
Ecommerce heavyweights Amazon and eBay have joined with other prominent tech firms to form a new advocacy group to press their policy agenda before policymakers and members of Congress. Named simply the Internet Association, the group bills itself as "the nation's first trade association representing the interests of the Internet economy and America's leading Internet companies." In addition to Amazon and eBay, the Internet Association also counts Google and Facebook as inaugural members, according to a source familiar with the organization. The group is planning a formal launch in September, when lawmakers return to Washington after their August recess.