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Entrepreneurs plan D.C. road trip to talk up immigration reform

San Francisco-based entrepreneur Garrett Johnson is usually too busy with his messaging start-up for much travel, but one issue has inspired him to cross the country: immigration reform.On February 5, he and a dozen other entrepreneurs will head to Washington to talk with members of Congress about why new visa rules are needed to bring in the kind of talent that would help their companies grow.They are striking now because Congress has taken up immigration in recent weeks, with a group of legislators working to find some sort of reform that would be acceptable to a majority of Congress, a staffer familiar with the situation says.The skilled-worker visa reform the entrepreneurs want is relatively uncontroversial. Yet many Democrats say they do not want to address it without also taking up a thornier question: giving the 12 million or more people in the country illegally the chance to gain legal resident status and even become U.S. citizens.While big technology companies have long schmoo...

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  1. Does Obama’s SOPA Snub Hurt Chances in 2012?

    Media Analyst Peter Guber breaks down whether Tinsel Town will back President Obama in 2012.

  2. Hollywood's SOPA Backlash

    FBN's Rich Edson on the backlash from Hollywood over the SOPA bill.

  3. Reid Postpones Senate Vote on PIPA Anti-Piracy Bill

    U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Friday postponed a showdown vote in his chamber on the PIPA online anti-piracy bill that pits Hollywood against Silicon V...

  4. Anonymous Retaliates Over Megaupload, Megavideo Shutdown: SOPA , PIPA Links?

    Popular file-sharing sites, Megaupload and Megavideo, were shut down by federal prosecutors on Thursday and hackers from Anonymous retaliated by launching an attack ...

  5. FBI Shutters Megaupload.com, Charges 7 With Piracy

    The FBI on Thursday shut down popular file-sharing website Megaupload.com and charged the site's founders and five others with running "an international organized cr...

  6. Rep. Smith on Opposition to SOPA

    Rep. Lamar Smith, (R-Texas), on the support and opposition to the bill and efforts to reduce online piracy.

  7. SOPA Co-Sponsor on Internet Piracy

    Rep. Lamar Smith, (R-Texas), on the purpose of the Stop Online Piracy Act .

  8. Occupy the Internet: Websites Protest Anti-Piracy Bills

    The Internet is conducting a protest of sorts today in opposition to two pieces of anti-piracy legislation making their way through Congress.Wikipedia , one of the m...

  9. Mozilla CEO on Site Blackout and Protest

    Gregory Kovacs, Mozilla CEO, on the SOPA bill and why Mozilla has chosen to black out its site in protest of the anti-piracy bill.

  10. Protests Against Web Piracy Bills Planned in New York, San Francisco

    Protests over controversial anti-piracy legislation escalated Wednesday, as opponents planned demonstrations in New York and San Francisco, lawmakers took sides, and...

  11. Several Major Websites Step up SOPA Protest

    Wikipedia , the world's free online encyclopedia, went dark on Wednesday and other Internet players including Google put black censorship bars on portions of their w...

  12. Oracle: Android Activations Make Google $10M in Annual Revenue Daily

    Oracle recently asked a court to stay or dismiss a Java-related patent infringement case against Google for up to 9 months. In a letter to the court, however, Oracle...

  1. Reddit Helps Connect Users With the President

    Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on the social media company offering its users an “ask me anything” opportunity with Obama.

  2. Efforts Continue to Reduce Internet Piracy

    FBN’s Dennis Kneale on efforts to stop Internet piracy despite SOPA being shelved.

  3. Pirate Bay Founders Get Prison Sentence, Redirects Site to Swedish Domain

    After popular file-sharing website Megaupload was shut down last week by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation , the next site in danger could be the aptly named ...

  4. Twitter’s Dick Costolo: 'We’re Growing Faster Than We Have Ever Grown Before'

    Does Twitter need Google or does Google need Twitter? It’s a question complicated by recent events, such as the two companies not coming to an agreement to extend th...

  5. Online Piracy: Google, Bing Accused of Promoting Illegal Sites

    Google , Bing, Yahoo and other search engines have been accused of encouraging piracy.The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and other groups representing the UK's ...

  6. Will SOPA Help or Hurt?

    Data Security Expert for Data Clone Labs Ira Victor says that not only will SOPA be ineffective but it will be dangerous for our online safety.

  7. Is SOPA Going Too Far?

    FBN’s Judge Andrew Napolitano questions whether the Stop Online Piracy Act infringes on the 5th amendment right to a trial.

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