Snap, creator of ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, is giving its video-recording Spectacles dispenser a semi-permanent home near Chicago this summer. The company on Thursday placed a smiling yellow Snapbot machine at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for a summer residency. In the past, Snapbots made surprise appearances in the Chicago area — often for less than a day — that drew crowds to locations such as a Dave & Buster’s in Orland Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo.
When hiring engineers, Chicago-based cybersecurity firm Trustwave makes them prove ahead of time that they’re up to the task. One tactic it uses is buzzworthy: Candidates must demonstrate their skills by coding the functions of an imaginary coffee machine before they can interview, said Mike Smart, Trustwave’s director of talent acquisition and development. “These are people who will spend up to four or five hours actually coding a coffee machine,” Smart said.
Grubhub co-founder Mike Evans, who stepped down after the company went public in 2014 and has stayed out of the spotlight since, made an announcement Monday: He's started a new company. Fixer, which is in private beta, provides an on-demand platform for skilled handymen and women who perform small jobs in homes and businesses. It’s an answer to the problem of struggling to get a trained electrician or plumber to show up on time for minor repairs, Evans said.
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
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".