US telecoms giant AT&T is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner, the media company whose star assets include HBO, Warner Brothers and CNN. A deal could come as early as this weekend, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both companies were not immediately available for comment.
Tech and media companies, privacy groups and leading computer scientists all filed legal briefs on Monday backing Microsoft in a case against the US government it claims is "fundamental to the future of global technology". Microsoft is challenging a government order to hand over emails held on servers at its datacenter in Dublin, Ireland.
Expedia, the world's largest online travel company, has become the latest tech firm to sever ties with Alec, the right-wing lobby group with a history of fighting against climate change legislation and other progressive causes. The company had previously been a sponsor of Alec ( American Legislative Exchange Council), a lobby group that promotes conservative legislation at state level across the US.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to keep injecting money into the US economy until it recovers Thursday as it announced a rolling program to buy $40bn a month in mortgage-backed securities. The widely anticipated third round of quantitative easing - dubbed QE3 - comes after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke had said he was increasingly concerned about the recovery.
Ford has warned it is considering closing factories and raising prices in the UK and Europe in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Announcing disappointing results on Thursday, the motor company forecast that the referendum decision could cost the company $1bn over the next two years.
Carol Bartz may not have known how to save the troubled internet group she once ran, but she certainly knew how to put the yahoo in Yahoo. "These people fucked me over," Bartz told Fortune magazine in her first interview since she was fired by phone on Tuesday.
While Donald Trump's bizarre coronation as the Republican presidential candidate unfolded in Cleveland this week, some 400 miles to the east another king of the American right was facing execution.
It's been another great year for Herbalife, the weight management company that used to ask "Lose Weight Now - Ask Me How". The direct marketing firm's products have been accused of causing liver damage, accusations strongly challenged by the company. In January, a Belgian court called it a "pyramid scheme", a decision Herbalife is challenging.
Social network giant Facebook has bought Instagram - a profitless, two-year-old photo sharing website - for $1bn. Instagram is a mobile sensation that counts Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey among its backers. It has been downloaded by over 30 million people.
A trial starting this week over what US prosecutors say is the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever is expected to bring further pressure on Steven A Cohen, the founder of the SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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".