By many critical measures, the Justice Department's announcement on Tuesday that Volkswagen had agreed to pay $14.7 billion to resolve claims related to its diesel-emissions scandal was startling. For one thing, it is the largest class-action settlement ever, billions more than the one Enron agreed to in 2008.
(Six things worth knowing before you read this: This was written near the beginning of the current 2015/2016 NBA season. I know nothing about basketball. I don't even know who won this season. I know nothing about basketball. I wrote this to play with some pro sports immigration data, not to further my knowledge of basketball.
Many things that are supposed to make you safer don't actually do so. Taking off your shoes at airports, for example, is largely security theatre. (How many prospective shoe bombers have been nabbed since Richard Reid?) But the practice offers the impression of protection, so it stays-just to be on the safe side, you know.
Last week, Volkswagen of America C.E.O. Michael Horn told a House subcommittee investigating his company's ongoing emissions scandal that it wasn't a corporate decision to cheat emissions tests by installing "defeat" software in eleven million diesel cars. Instead, Horn said, it was "a couple of software engineers."
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When might Google have its Microsoft moment? That is, when will it begin its inexorable decline - as most aging tech companies do when their growth stalls, and as Microsoft did - largely unbeknownst to (and even denied by) most observers? How might we know?
April 7, 2015 When might Google have its Microsoft moment? That is, when will it begin its inexorable decline - as most aging tech companies do when their growth stalls, and as Microsoft did - largely unbeknownst to (and even denied by) most... | Paul Kedrosky | Svbtle
What are we missing in all the chatter about fear of missing out (FOMO), scarcity, and the current technology bubble among late-stage private companies? I'll posit a few things, some obvious, some less so, and a couple deranged and hypothetical: Lots of people took this 2001 bumper sticker very seriously: Knowing that most of the money is made by being early to prominent tech IPOs, they did the rational thing: They bought earlier.
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'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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