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Facebook founder's latest venture has raised $25 million pre-launch, is lobbying on behalf of "technology industry's agenda" in DC.

"With a new political advocacy group that plans to inject millions of dollars into shaping public policy coast to coast, Mark Zuckerberg is taking a significant step onto the political stage, expanding his influence far beyond his home turf in Silicon Valley. The billionaire founder and chief executive of Facebook made it official Thursday that he plans to take on a far more visible national role in launching Fwd.us, which will lobby for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, investments in scientific research and higher educational standards" --  Jessica Guynn, the Los Angeles Times

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