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TECHNOLOGY

Apple hired Salt Point Strategies to work on issues related to spectrum and internet policy. David Redl, former assistant secretary for communications and information at the Department of Commerce under President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE, will work on the account.

Pinterest Inc., hired Kountoupes Denham Carr & Reid, LLC to work on general education related to content moderation. Lisa Kountoupes, former deputy assistant and House liaison to President Clinton, and David Peluso, former chief of staff to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-Wash.), will work on the account.

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Etsy Inc., also hired Kountoupes Denham Carr & Reid, LLC to work general education related to content moderation. Kountoupes and Peluso will also work on the account. 

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

Pharmaceutical company PTC Therapeutics Inc., hired CGCN Group to work on issues related to healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic. Sam Geduldig, former senior adviser to then-House Majority Whip Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntMcConnell wants deal this week on fiscal 2021 spending figures Graham becomes center of Georgia storm Republicans start turning the page on Trump era MORE (R-Mo.); Mike Nielsen, former senior policy adviser to ex-Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah); and Jay Cranford, former staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, will work on the account.

Cardiol Therapeutics, a ​clinical stage biotech company, hired Ryan CostelloRyan Anthony CostellloBottom Line Trump struggles to stay on script, frustrating GOP again Bottom line MORE Strategies to work on a clinical trial for a potential COVID therapeutic. Former Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.), will work on the account. 

PATENTS

Bacardi Limited hired Holland & Knight to work on issues related to trademarks and patents held by a state-owned entity of American brands. Scott Mason, former director of congressional relations for President Trump’s 2016 campaign, will work on the account.

AGRICULTURE

John Deere hired theGROUP DC to work on agriculture and renewable fuel standards issues. Darrel Thompson, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidFeinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight Whitehouse says Democratic caucus will decide future of Judiciary Committee Bottom line MORE (D-Nev.), will work on the account.