PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) - A lawsuit was dismissed today against a couple who wrote a negative Yelp review about a pet services company. Back in February, Michelle Duchouquette and her husband were facing a $1 million lawsuit after writing a one-star review about Prestigious Pets in Dallas.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Dallas Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers about a number of scams popping up in regard to the Zika virus. In a release posted on-line, the BBB warns about about any product or company "guaranteeing" to protect consumers from the Zika virus.
CEDAR HILL (CBS11) - Mary Burke has tried calling, texting and emailing Jorge Garcia. Now, she's protesting outside his Cedar Hill home. "I will be here every weekend until we get some results," said Burke. Burke hired Garcia's company House of Tomorrow to repair her mother's roof after a hail storm.
MANSFIELD (CBS11 NEWS) - The countdown is on before parents send their kids off to college. Knowing what to send them with is an overwhelming task. CBS11 Consumer Reporter Cristin Severance explains what to buy and what to skip when helping to stock their dorm room.
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Governor Greg Abbott released a web video warning about the Zika virus and using an unlikely companion to get out his message. The video features the first dog of Texas, "Pancake" to explain tips to avoid Zika.
SOUTHLAKE (CBS11) - Amy Harris of Southlake beats the summer heat by hiding from it. "I don't like it this time of year. We don't want to go outside, we don't to open the doors, we don't want to open the windows," said Harris. But there's one thing she can't escape.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - We're weeks away from sending children back to school and that means parents could be dropping hundreds on supplies and gear. Families with kids in grades K-12 are expected to spend an average of $673.57 on back-to-school supplies this year, according to The National Retail Federation.
DALLAS (CSBDFW.COM) - By now, we all know what Pokémon GO is but do you know how much data you're using when you're poking around for pokestops? "It's not horrid but you have to keep in mind it's an online game so it depends on communicating with servers," said SMU Professor of Information and Technology Allen Gwinn.
BEDFORD (CBSDFW.COM) - Imagine driving down the road at 60 miles an hour when your car gets crushed by a falling construction sign. Matt Schierlman says it happened to him. "I've always driven cautiously," Schierlman told Consumer Justice.
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A North Texas father is furious after he says a pre-paid debit card company targeted his teenage son. "I didn't even know it was legal for credit card companies to solicit minors like that," said Paul Albrecht about the time his 17-year-old son received the card in the mail.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".