WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) today announced that eight new members have joined ICAC’s Advisory Committee to lend their expertise to program development: Application Developers Alliance (ADA), Future of Music Coalition (FMC), Motorola Mobility, Netflix, Pandora, Tumblr, Twitter and Yelp. The ICAC relies heavily on the expertise of its members to develop programming and these leading-edge companies will play an important role in shaping and facilitating informative technology policy discussion among industry, policymakers and consumers. The ICAC is a diverse group of public interest, non-profit and industry groups working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular legislative position. The ICAC hosts the annual State of the Net Conference – the largest Internet technology policy conference in the nation, as well as monthly Congressional briefings on pressing Internet and technology issues.
Membership in the Advisory Committee is free and open to any organization that commits to lending its expertise to ICAC’s educational program and that shares the goals of the Congressional Internet Caucus, a bi-partisan group of over 130 Members of the House and Senate working to educate their colleagues about the promise and potential of the Internet. For more information about becoming a new member, please visit http://www.netcaucus.org/advisory/.
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About the Application Developers Alliance
The Application Developers Alliance (ADA) is a non-profit industry group founded to serve developers, the people who power and expand the world through software. The ADA works to ensure that developers have the tools, network and policy environment they need to innovate.
About the Future of Music Coalition
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. The company’s portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices.
With more than 30 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordics, Netflix is the world’s leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, over 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available.
Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” – a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed, hand-built musical taxonomy, powers Pandora’s personalization – using musicological “DNA” and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the United States turn on Pandora to hear music they love.
Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything on a customizable platform. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be.
Twitter, a leading real-time information network and social media tool that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Twitter functions by using “Tweets”, 140-character messages to convey text, photos, and video. Users simply follow accounts that interest them. Twitter quickly connects businesses to customers in real time, provides a communication platform for anyone, and is available in more than 20 languages around the world and on multiple mobile platforms.
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore and Poland. By the end of Q3 2012, Yelpers had written more than 33 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists.
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