Everything from tablets to smart watches, Stopoint, a Miami-based company, promised fast payments to consumers looking to trade in old electronics. It was that promise that got the attention of consumers like Sean Wang, a business professor who wanted to sell a Galaxy Watch. “I looked into a couple places that were willing to buy the gadget back and Stopoint was one of the first places that came up,” said Wang.
Rosemarie Loria considers herself a savvy shopper and she recently noticed something different about the six-pack of Coke she buys. “It started out as a small, fat can with 8 ounces,” she said. “They introduced a taller can and it went from 8 ounces to 7.5, so you lost quite a few ounces.”Edgar Dworsky, a consumer advocate, has been tracking the downsizing of products for 30 years. “It’s not your imagination that you have to keep changing the toilet paper roll more frequently,” he said.
Siham Scott has been fighting to clear her 18-year-old daughter’s name, after thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges popped up on their joint bank account last spring. “She’s just starting off,” Scott said. “This will affect her credit and it’s not fair to her.”The Homestead mother first realized there was a problem on May 20th, when she noticed Kassandra was upset. “She says ‘Mom, I’m sorry, I don’t know what’s going on with my account’,” she said her daughter told her.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
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".