David Plouffe joins Uber as ‘campaign manager’

David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, is taking his political secret sauce to Uber in late September as senior vice president of policy and strategy.

Media orgs condemn Ferguson police

Forty-eight media organizations -- ranging from the Associated Press to Fox News to The New Yorker and the National Press Club -- sent a letter to law enforcement authorities in Ferguson (MO) to protest the police's treatment of reporters and ask

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera on charges of fraud and material breaches in their acquisition of Current Media.

Comcast, TWC pull sponsorship for dinner honoring Mignon Clyburn

Comcast and Time Warner Cable said they are withdrawing financial support for a dinner honoring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a regulator who is reviewing the companies’ multibillion-dollar merger.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable help honor Mignon Clyburn amid merger review

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are sponsoring a dinner honoring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at a time when the agency is weighing whether to approve a multibillion-dollar merger between the two companies.

When President Nixon Met the Press

[Commentary] The national press corps loved former President Richard Nixon, and then they hated him. Understand that, and President Nixon’s implosion makes sense. It’s a media story, in more ways than one.

In Amazon’s shopping cart: DC influence

Amazon rarely shies away from a fight, whether it’s battling publishers to conquer the e-book market or warding off investors who want the company to deliver bigger profits.

Dag Vega, Obama’s TV whisperer, leaving White House

Dag Vega -- the White House liaison to the TV networks, and one of the few original Obama staffers who moved into 1600 Pennsylvania five-and-a-half years ago -- will leave for a soon-to-be-announced job in the private sector on July 25.

Big data bigwigs cash in

Many of the biggest players tasked with protecting the country after Sept 11 have a new mission, and one that pays: securing all of the data the corporate world collects on its customers.

Tech leaders unpack 'big data' label

Imaging Advantage CEO Naseer Hashim explained that educating the public on what “big data” actually means could help solve America’s hesitation toward the subject.