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Top cable industry lobbyist to FCC: Don't regulate the Net

NCTA head and former FCC Chairman Michael Powell says regulating the Internet like a public utility, as Net neutrality supporters wish, would be a disaster.

By April 29, 2014


Nevermind the hack: Snapchat hires lobbyists

Snapchat remains mum on specifics of how it plans to prevent another database breach, but it has already hired a Washington lobby firm.

By January 6, 2014


Samsung increases spending on U.S. lobbyists to $900K

After a patent lawsuit with Apple, the South Korean smartphone maker spends more on courting U.S. lawmakers.

By March 6, 2013


Google picks former Rep. Molinari as top lobbyist

A former congresswoman will be Google's first Washington insider to head its D.C. office.

By February 23, 2012


As pressure mounts on Google, its top lobbyist steps down

Alan Davidson, who started the Web giant's lobbying efforts six-and-a-half years ago, plans to leave his job to pursue "other opportunities."

By November 7, 2011


Lobbyists see start of auto-friendly GOP era

Automotive News reports on how the recently elected GOP-dominated House will affect automotive legislation.

By November 11, 2010


Telco lobbyists don't mind some Net neutrality regs

AT&T and Verizon Communications lobbyists say they are fine with existing FCC open Internet principles becoming regulation, but they are opposed to proposed new rules.

By October 21, 2009


Green news harvest: Green-tech lobbyists get busy

With clean energy central to the Obama administration's agenda, venture capitalists and green-tech company executives are learning the ways of Washington, D.C.

By March 25, 2009


Tech lobbyists: Spend $30 billion in tax dollars, get a million jobs

A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation suggests spending $30 billion on IT infrastructure would create or save 949,000 U.S. jobs.

By January 7, 2009


Obama appoints lobbyist to head FCC transition, reports say

President-elect Barack Obama's selection of a lobbyist and DC insider to head FCC transition team could be bad news for the tech community.

By November 6, 2008