Tom Wheeler, nominated to become the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, pledged to divest stakes in AT&T Inc, Dish Network Corp, Google Inc and dozens of other tech and telecoms companies if he is confirmed.Such divestments are common for nominees to avoid conflicts of interest. Wheeler's plan was disclosed in an agreement posted online by the Office of Government Ethics.Wheeler is now a venture capital investor at Core Capital Partners and chairs the FCC's Technology Advisory Council. In the past, he ran the National Cable Television Association and then the wireless industry group CTIA.Within 90 days of being confirmed by the Senate as FCC chairman, Wheeler plans to leave his investment company and divest holdings in 78 companies. The investments include Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, China Mobile Ltd, tactical radio maker Harris Corp, Windstream Corp, and media companies Liberty Media Corp, News Corp, Time Warner Inc and Time Warner Cable Inc.Wheeler will also drop i...
Hurt by transaction costs, Earthlink (NASDAQ:ELNK) revealed on Tuesday a sharp drop in fourth-quarter profit, though its revenue still climbed ahead of expectations ...
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Earthlink CEO Rolla Huff
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