Amazon has reportedly pulled the YouTube app from Fire TV devices – ahead of the Jan. 1, 2018 deadline Google previously imposed on the ecommerce behemoth for its alleged lack of the support for Prime Video on Chromecast. On its website, Amazon directed YouTube users to Firefox or Silk browsers to access the streaming video platform, according to FastCompany.com. “We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock,” reads a message on the page.
AT&T and Time Warner have again extended their merger closure date to June 21, 2018. The previous extended deadline for the $84.5 billion transaction was pushed back to April 22, 2018, from Oct. 22, 2017. The extension represents a fiscal relief of sorts for AT&T, which is on the hook to Time Warner for $500 million if the merger collapses. The deal – struck in October 2016 and including Warner Bros., Turner and HBO – was considered a formality following global regulatory approval.
Branded standalone online TV service CBS All Access Dec. 21 announced its app is now available on select Samsung Smart televisions. Samsung Tizen models issued in 2015, 2016 and 2017 will be able to stream All Access, while older Orsay models will be reconfigured in the near future. With more than 1 million subscribers, All Access is available with commercials for $5.99 monthly, and ad-free for $9.99.
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".