NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on blogger payola. The agency, which protects consumers from fraud or deceptive business practices, voted 4 to 0 to update its rules governing endorsements, and the new guidelines require bloggers to clearly disclose any "material connection" to an advertiser, including payments for an endorsement or free product.
By Michael Learmonth "We want to live in a safe and secure world. We want that as individuals and we want that as an industry. Our companies work with law enforcement cooperatively every day, every minute of the day around the globe... That said, we have real concerns about undermining encryption."
Given the headlines, you'd be excused for thinking that Washington and Silicon Valley were at war. With Apple battling the FBI over encryption and Microsoft suing the Department of Justice over secret data requests, American tech companies have found themselves in the uncomfortable position of defending the privacy of their customers against what they see as overreach by the U.S.
This is what counts for good news at Apple Inc. these days: Apple's top Taiwanese suppliers are ramping up hiring on the mainland, presumably to start production on the iPhone 7, expected in September. CNBC reported that Foxconn is recruiting workers with an ad on the website of its factory in Zhengzho, China: "Foxconn Zhengzhou is hiring a large number of ordinary workers.
The Mini Cooper. The Land Rover Defender. Short of those names you'd be hard-pressed to find a British industrial design as iconic or enduring as the Brompton folding bicycle. First created by inventor Andrew Ritchie in 1975, the basic design of the bike has been virtually unchanged over the past 40 years.
The little blue links in Google search results are selling at a discount. Revenue and profits at parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) missed Wall Street estimates for the quarter ended March 31, sending shares down 5 percent in after-hours trading. The culprit?
The little blue links in Google search results are selling at a discount. Revenue and profits at parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) missed Wall Street estimates for the quarter ended March 31, sending shares down 5 percent in aftermarket trading. The culprit?
It's a good time to be Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), or the company otherwise known as Google. The holding company that consists of Google, YouTube and Android -- as well as so-called moonshots like self-driving cars, the home-networking division Nest and Google Fiber -- is expected to turn in healthy first-quarter results on Thursday driven by its dominant position in online search and display advertising.
The first major piece of legislation of the post-San Bernardino era has been drafted, and it's guaranteed to make no one in Silicon Valley happy. The long-awaited draft encryption bill from Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Twitter Inc. is rebuilding its board with two new names: PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston and longtime tech entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox. The two replace outgoing boardmembers, investor Peter Currie, who led Twitter's CEO search, and former News Corp COO Peter Chernin, who added media expertise to the board.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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.