Sara Fischer

Media deals become President Trump's political targets — again

President Donald Trump continues to comment on antitrust matters related to media companies he doesn't like, and experts worry the resulting political fray could hinder the Justice Department's ability to independently evaluate mergers.

Today's internet is by land, sea, air and space

The internet is an invisible mesh that enables instantaneous global communications, but delivering all those bits quickly to more people in more places requires increasingly exotic approaches. Here are a few things you may not realize about how co

President Trump's Big Tech Contradictions

President Donald Trump said his administration is looking seriously at antitrust investigations of Google, Facebook and Amazon.

Verizon vs. AT&T: A tale of two media investments

Telecommunication companies AT&T and Verizon are both pursuing a strategy that marries content and distribution. But they are taking two different approaches and, so far, seeing radically different results.

Digital transition triggers ad industry trust crisis

The $220 billion US advertising industry is facing an unprecedented wave of scandal and controversy, causing frustration amongst marketers, consumers, and lawmakers. The advertising industry is loosely regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, wh

Trump media frenzy grows: Politics on steroids, 24/7

You think the insane flow of politics in your newsfeed, on your TV and lighting up your iPhone will slow when the Trump Show ends?

EU crackdown misses Big Tech targets

European laws and proposals meant to rein in tech giants are inadvertently empowering them.

Tech's make-or-break two months

With new attacks by President Donald Trump, high-stakes testimony Sept 5 on Capitol Hill, and a midterm election vulnerable to online manipulation, tech’s giants are bracing themselves for two months after Labor Day that could decide whether and h

Big Tech braces for hostile DC in Sept 5 Hearings

The Facebook/Google/Twitter trio are better prepared for this upcoming round of Congressional testimony on Sept. 5.

The local TV consolidation race is here

Changes in decades-old broadcasting rules, combined with new types of competition in news and entertainment, are creating a drama-filled free-for-all as local US broadcasters consolidate. Consolidation will inevitably mean that fewer voices reach