Ending weeks of speculation about the fate of the Murdoch family's media empire, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) said it is selling a bundle of entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co. (DIS) for $52.4 billion in equity. Disney will also take on $13.7 billion in Fox debt. Speculation of a deal arose in early November after reports that Disney and Fox held talks. Share of Fox were up 2.6% to $33.60 before the market's open.
As Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai prepares for a vote on Thursday to roll back Obama administration rules on net neutrality, the din grows louder. World Wide Web inventor and M.I.T. professor Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet; Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak and 18 other leading internet figures wrote a letter to chairs and ranking members of House and Senate committees that oversee the FCC this week asking them to put off Thursday's vote.
Fox will still be a force to be reckoned with even after selling the bulk of its assets to Walt Disney Co. (DIS) , asserted its executive chairman Rupert Murdoch on Thursday. While Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) is selling its film and TV studios to Disney in a $52.4 billion stock deal, Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch told investors on Thursday that the media group is not about to disappear.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".