Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Google Picks Former Obama Adviser to Lead Global Public Policy - The New York Times

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"Ms. Atkinson, who joined the administration in 2011, is the latest in a string of Obama administration officials to join Silicon Valley companies. David Plouffe, also a former adviser, joined Uber in August 2014, and Jay Carney, a former press secretary, was hired by Amazon early last year.

As Silicon Valley companies have grown in influence, they’ve raised greater regulatory concerns over competition and privacy. The senior government officials have been hired to help navigate the regulatory landscape and coordinate campaigns aimed at softening the images of their companies."
Google Picks Former Obama Adviser to Lead Global Public Policy - The New York Times
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