The ninth-annual TEDxKC conference — an independent, local spinoff from the TEDTalks programs — is set for Aug. 18 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. With the theme of "Perspective: Where you stand matters," TEDxKC will host "talks by researchers, inventors, best-selling authors, engineers, poets, activists, artists and musicians." Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday and typically sell quickly. The cost for the live event is $55, and tickets for the simulcast are $28.
Summer is tourist season in Kansas City — and that means a lot of people coming to town and renting a place through Airbnb. So the San Francisco-based company offered to show us the most-desired properties in Kansas City based on users' wish lists. Whether it's free parking, Wi-Fi or a pool, the most popular Airbnb rentals in Kansas City are providing alternatives to hotels with some of the same amenities.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) plans to idle its Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan., for five weeks — instead of the traditional two-week summer break — to reduce vehicle inventories, according to Vicky Hale, president of the United Auto Workers Local 31. According to The Wall Street Journal, the temporary layoff could affect as many as 2,850 workers who produce the Chevrolet Malibu.
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".