Stories tagged with Julius Genachowski

Muckety this! Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Raddatz

By Muckety   |   February 13, 2013 at 7:20am   |   0 Comments

One path from Teddy to the ABC News reporter takes us past former Supreme Court Justice David Hackett Souter.

Conservatives question debate moderator’s tie to Obama

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 11, 2012 at 5:55am   |   0 Comments

The moral of this story: You’re never rid of an ex-spouse.

Abner Mikva’s many connections to the top

By A. James Memmott   |   October 6, 2010 at 11:02am   |   0 Comments

Adam Liptak refers to retired federal judge Abner J. Mikva as “the Zelig of the American legal scene.”

Souter retires, but his former clerks keep climbing

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 30, 2009 at 9:44am   |   0 Comments

On his last day on the Supreme Court, Justice David Souter swore in Julius Genachowski as new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC pick Genachowski is longtime Obama friend, adviser

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 4, 2009 at 6:04pm   |   0 Comments

He is a law school friend of Obama’s and a successful, high-tech entrepreneur who looks to expand broadband service to rural and underserved areas, and to promote an open Internet and diverse media ownership.

Investors want shakeup at CNET

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 7, 2008 at 3:34pm   |   0 Comments

A consortium of investors, led by Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners, is trying to seize control of the CNET Networks board.

Jana has joined Alex Interactive Media and the VC firm Spark Management in an effort to increase the size of the board from eight directors to 13. The group plans to nominate seven people at the next shareholders’ meeting.

The group has also filed suit in Delaware Chancery Court, to stop CNETfrom rejecting its proposals.

In a press release issued today after the New York Times published a story about the dispute, Rosenstein said, “This effort is about taking an underperforming company and increasing shareholder value by building on its top-notch editorial talent and premier internet assets.” .

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