Fourteen of the largest web companies have joined forces to create The Internet Association, a new public policy organization dedicated to strengthening and protecting a free and innovative Internet. The Internet Association said its goal is to ensure " that the Internet will always have a voice in Washington and a seat at the table."
Member companies include Amazon.com, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga.
“A free and innovative Internet is vital to our nation’s economic growth,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association. “These companies are all fierce competitors in the market place, but they recognize the Internet needs a unified voice in Washington. They understand the future of the Internet is at stake and that we must work together to protect it.”