Editor's Morning Note: 2016 tech IPOs are off nearly a third from their highs, which may raise a hackle or two. 1 I carefully cropped out the '2015' in this image. Pretend it says 2016.
Editor's Morning Note: Twitter is the middle of yet another critical week. Here's what's coming next. Create your own metaphor here. After Twitter's potential suitors dropped out like wayward 2016 GOP candidates, it's been tough slogging for the popular tech shop.
Editor's Morning Note: Apple and Microsoft have more than divergent histories, they have conflicting charts! There's no shortage of high-quality Apple-focused photography on Unsplash. It's going to be a busy week. We're in the middle of an earnings cycle, a company that sells consumers shared access to residential copper wants to buy HBO, and it's cold in San Francisco.
Editor's Morning Note: Slack recently released new growth metrics. Let's see what we can squeeze out of them! Slack, the unicorn's whose product you likely use the most by hours daily, dropped new usage metrics and revenue notes that detail its continued growth.
tl;dr: Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow. We'll examine the pace of that growth, and compare it to other recent figures. All that and margins. To paraphrase In Flames, perhaps we are all cloud connected. Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter results today, giving us a fresh look into its cloud business.
Editor's Morning Note: New notes from Uber's CEO shed fresh light on Uber's financial situation. TechCrunch's Matthew Lynley recently reported new corporate disclosures from Uber's CEO, with the executive describing both a rate of driver income and an active monthly rider tally.
Editor's Morning Note: Tech discovered that money can buy things, like influence. Major technology companies are spending record sums to influence the government. According to Bloomberg, leveraging data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the five largest technology companies "spent $49 million on Washington lobbyists last year."
Editor's Morning Note: Yesterday Twitter's market cap fell below Weibo's, a service that is sometimes called a clone of the popular microblogging network. Twitter has since reversed the inversion. Shares of Twitter have been under pressure recently, after various potential suitors walked away from buying the social networking service.
tl;dr: The nerds are fighting, but this time it's about something more important than quicker food delivery. Also, please read the disclosure at the bottom of this post. After it became known that Peter Thiel intends to donate over $1 million to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, all hell broke loose among the people who form the loose VC twitter collective.
Only the finest stock-ish image for Monday, naturally. It's a good time to be a venture capitalist. In fact, it's even a good time to be a venture capitalist setting out to raise your first fund. You might think that this far into the bull cycle, LPs would be in retreat.
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".