Never count a champion out. That is what Atlanta Falcons fans learned after last year's Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots. The perennial champs rallied from 25 points behind to stun the Falcons, who lost in overtime. Champions just somehow find a way to win (see also, Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide.) So in the race for HQ2, let's not lose sight of Boston, which has a deep bench of academic institutions, several breakout tech startup stars, and scores big on mass transit.
As the speculation around where Amazon will put its new second headquarters, or HQ2, continues, a report from Crain's Chicago Business today says that Google may also be looking to expand its operations, and it might be eyeing Dallas as a good spot to land. According to Crain's, Google is looking for a regional hub outside its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, and it plans to have between 1,000 and 5,000 people in the new location.
Amid an outbreak of e.Coli that has sickened dozens of people across the U.S. and Canada, the CDC is investigating whether salad greens could be the cause. And citing research by Canadian health officials who identified romaine lettuce as the cause of the outbreak, the food safety experts at Consumer Reports recommended this week that Americans avoid eating the leafy green.
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".