This week marks the end of Gawker.com, a blog that helped define the early days of web journalism. The proximate cause for its passing is a lawsuit brought by Hulk Hugan (a handlebar-mustachioed wrestler whose sex tape Gawker published) but financed by Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who actively angled for its demise.
When Marks and Spencer rapidly shuttered its French operations ten years ago this week, the ensuing battle with the unions caused two of its senior executives to be threatened with prison sentences for breaking labour laws. So observers might have
The European Union will on Friday propose a mechanism to suspend countries from the passport-free Schengen travel area, in a move diplomats say is partly aimed at putting pressure on Greece to keep illegal immigrants out of the bloc. Greece, the
@abhik501 yup. interestingly, many French thought we were pre-disposed to "French-bashing" for the sake of it - the kind of refrain I hear in India now. Not so: we just didn't like policies of those in power. When those policies changed, so did our line.
@ChhuganiAshok Nope, no matter how much I rate Mihir's stuff. What makes you think I agree with him the upgrade is a bad move? My gripe is with the market reaction, not the upgrade. Though I do agree timing of upgrade is unexpected, given GST and thus state finances are in state of flux.
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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
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