A Rootsier Internet Goes to Washington

Guy "Bud" Tribble, the vice president of software technology for Apple, center, testifies at a Congressional hearing on data location and mobile devices Photograph by Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times/Redux

Monday’s launch of a new think tank called DisCo, which wants to educate Congress about disruptive technologies, is just one of several new efforts proposed by the Internet and startup community to get their voices heard. No longer will the conversation between Silicon Valley and the U.S. capital rely solely on big tech firms such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and others. The Internet upstarts are hoping they can disrupt politics, too.

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