Silicon Valley’s Voice In Washington Dissolves

The once-dominant Internet Association “has made the difficult decision to close the organization at the end of this year,” its board announced Wednesday. The organization offered no specific reason for its decision to disband, but the group has struggled with financial woes after Microsoft pulled its support earlier this year, and it has fought to maintain relevance on Capitol Hill despite being torn by competing pressures from its huge and smaller member companies on issues like antitrust.