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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Shifting Winds

The Left-leaning technology industry must be going through some serious nail-biting time as the industry begins to lose control of the information stream and other matters related to furthering "Obama's legacy."

From Google extends conservative outreach as Trump calls tech meeting (dated December 14, 2016):
Alphabet’s Google is racing to hire more conservatives for its lobbying and policy arm, trying to get a foothold in President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington after enjoying a uniquely close relationship with the administration of President Barack Obama.

In the weeks since the Nov. 8 election, Google has ramped up efforts to hire Republican lobbying firms and in-house lobbyists to change the composition of its Washington office, according to three lobbyists with knowledge of the matter.

The company also posted an advertisement for a manager for conservative outreach and public policy partnership, seeking a "liaison to conservative, libertarian and free market groups."...
And it's not only Google:
...The Information Technology Industry Council, a trade group whose members include Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, had a conference call last Friday to discuss policy objectives it could agree on to present to Trump, according to a person familiar with the call.

[...]

Trump has also opposed the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, ordered in 2015 by the communications regulator to reclassify broadband internet services to treat them more like public utilities. The rule is now said to be headed for a reversal....
Until the wee hours of November 9, 2016, these tech giants didn't see these shifting winds as even a remote possibility.

Instead:
Liberal-leaning Silicon Valley bet heavily on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton winning the White House, and many technology companies have found themselves scrambling in the wake of Trump's election. But Google, which forged deep ties to the Obama White House and was the largest corporate contributor to Clinton's campaign, appears to have been caught especially off guard.
Interesting times, huh?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mullah Lodabullah said...

Interesting, indeed!

Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:42:00 pm  
Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

The only reason Indra Nooyi scored an invitation to this alpha event is so Trump could make her eat humble pie. I hope an aide handed her a box of Kleenex on the way in. smile

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pepsi-ceo-indra-nooyi-my-employees-were-all-crying-after-trump-won-155919576.html

*Snopes does say it is fake news she told Trump supporters to take their business elsewhere.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:06:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I hope that Indra Nooyi has been crying her eyes out.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:21:00 pm  

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