Andy Rosen is the Metro producer for BostonGlobe.com. He came to the Globe in 2014 from The Baltimore Sun, where he was crime and courts editor. Andy also worked in Maryland as a State House reporter and helped launch a nonprofit digital news service focused on state government. He graduated from...
For years, Massachusetts tech executives have been complaining about how hard it is to fill job openings — that whether they’re looking for a few or 50, there just aren’t enough qualified candidates for companies to grow at the pace they want. So imagine if one tech company came in and tried to hire 50,000 people. That’s the potential if Amazon selects Boston for its second headquarters.
When the founders of Analytical Space first visited venture capitalists in an attempt to raise money for their project aimed at improving satellite communication, they ran into a common obstacle for startups taking on complicated technological issues. Investors were interested, but they didn’t want to buy in before the Boston company had actually deployed its product in space. Problem was, the company couldn’t afford to do that without raising more money.
IBM on Thursday said it would spend $240 million over the next decade on an artificial intelligence research lab it is launching with MIT, in hopes of unlocking new advances in a field that the technology giant sees as a major factor in its future. The new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab will gather more that 100 scientists, professors, and students to do research at the university’s campus and at the technology giant’s nearby offices in Kendall Square, MIT said in a news release.
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".