Google Fiber, we hardly knew ya'. Google parent Alphabet's decision to put the brakes on its superfast fiber-based internet service represents a disappointing setback for one of the Silicon Valley titan's most ambitious "moonshots."
AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner may or may not be approved by federal regulators. Already, public interest groups and politicians alike are sounding the alarm about potential harms to consumers.
Leading US politicians from both parties suggested on Sunday that AT&T's blockbuster $85 billion plan to buy Time Warner could face a daunting road toward regulatory approval, as public interest advocates ramped up warnings of higher pay-TV prices for consumers if the merger goes through.
AT&T, the giant wireless and pay-TV provider, on Saturday announced a plan to buy entertainment titan Time Warner in a massive $85 billion deal that would dramatically reshape the US media landscape. The merger would combine AT&T's vast communications network and recently acquired DirecTV satellite business with Time Warner's rich stable of entertainment properties, including HBO, CNN, and the famed Hollywood studio Warner Bros.
Image: Mike Mozart/Flickr It's no secret why telecom titan AT&T wants to buy Time Warner, the giant content factory that owns HBO, CNN, and the legendary Hollywood studio Warner Bros. After all, content is king.
Dozens of leading public interest groups on Monday urged the Federal Communications Commission to swiftly approve new consumer protection policies aimed at promoting competition in the video marketplace, increasing online privacy, and ensuring internet openness.
NEW YORK - New York Times executive editor Bill Keller may not regard Julian Assange as a journalistic peer, but he made clear Thursday that he doesn't think the WikiLeaks founder should face criminal prosecution in the United States. Keller joined his counterpart from Britain's Guardian newspaper and a prominent Harvard Law School professor on...
Federal regulators are moving ahead with an ambitious plan to give consumers more power over how internet service providers use their personal data, despite stiff resistance from industry groups representing the nation's largest cable and phone companies.
The United States government moved to relinquish stewardship of key internet technical functions on Saturday, paving the way for a private, international non-profit group to assume oversight of the internet's core naming directory. Tech policy experts say the historic transfer of US stewardship over the Domain Name System (DNS) to an independent group of global stakeholders will help ensure internet openness and freedom.
Well this was unexpected. The Federal Communications Commission will not hold a vote today on its "unlock the box" proposal that would have allowed consumers to access cable and satellite television programming on devices other than a set-top box rented directly from their provider.
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".