Arguably the worst moment of the Trump presidential campaign so far was the leaked audio of the candidate proclaiming his mistreatment of women to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush - a revelation that shocked voters on both sides of the political divide.
The huge attack on global internet access, which blocked some of the world's most popular websites, is believed to have been unleashed by hackers using common devices like webcams and digital recorders. Among the sites targeted were Twitter, Paypal and Spotify.
Internet access suddenly collapsed for a large number of users on the US east coast on Thursday night. After a major digital attack on domain name system (DNS) company Dyn, platforms including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, Spotify and several others were unavailable for hours to users in New York and elsewhere.
US telecoms giant AT&T is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner, the media company whose star assets include HBO, Warner Brothers and CNN. A deal could come as early as this weekend, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both companies were not immediately available for comment.
Donald Trump loyalists will attempt to conduct their own crowd-funded exit polling on election day, ostensibly due to fears that electronic voting machines in certain areas may have been "rigged", the Guardian has learned.
The winner of the third and final debate by nearly all measures was Fox News's Chris Wallace, whose work as moderator drew immediate praise from fellow journalists for its lack of partisanship. But Wallace's performance will not be enough to salve the wounds inflicted in this horrible election.
Candy Crush, the addictive mobile phone game, is being adapted into a TV game show, the CBS network announced on Tuesday. Matt Kunitz, who produced NBC's long-running game show Fear Factor, is listed as creator of the Candy Crush competition series.
At 33, the cartoonist and film director Dash Shaw is well ahead of the game. A regular feature on best-of-the-year lists with his graphic novels Bottomless Belly Button and Bodyworld, Shaw's sideline in animation - which includes an especially beautiful Sigur Rós video - has given birth to a full-blown feature-length cartoon, screened during this year's New York film festival.
Analysts are predicting more bad news for Yahoo on Tuesday as the company releases its latest results amid a now floundering takeover bid. The research firm eMarketer is expecting a double-digit decline in ad revenue. The drop comes as Verizon is attempting to renegotiate its $4.8bn bid for the company.
Netflix shares jumped more than 20% in after-hours trading on Monday on the news that the company had acquired more subscribers than expected in its third quarter. The company attributed the 3.2 million new users to interest in new shows such as Stranger Things and Luke Cage.
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".