Now that President Trump has put an end to Broadcom’s hostile takeover bid for Qualcomm, the company is free to get back down to business. But Qualcomm still faces the same set of challenges that led it into merger talks with both Broadcom and NXP. The company’s patent licensing business is in trouble, with Apple and at least one other major customer refusing to pay. In addition, its chip business could slow down as the smartphone market matures, so Qualcomm needs new avenues for growth.
As Broadcom attempts to become the world’s largest semiconductor company by purchasing Qualcomm, it is promising to maintain 5G research and invest in innovation. Today Broadcom told the U.S. Congress it will be “steadfast” in its support of 5G, and will create a new $1.5 billion fund to train the next generation of engineers in the U.S. The pledge comes as the U.S. government is calling Broadcom’s hostile takeover bid a potential threat to national security.
Verizon is poised to be the first U.S. carrier to actually sell 5G services to customers. The carrier plans to launch 5G fixed wireless broadband service this year, although it has not yet discussed pricing. Verizon says up to 30 million U.S. homes could use its service as an alternative to fiber, and the first of those will be in Sacramento, CA.
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".