The Renault-Nissan Alliance jumped the gun today, and announced its deliveries for the first half of the year. Tomorrow noon time, all Japanese automakers will release their numbers, but now we know a day ahead that the Alliance delivered 5.27 million vehicles in the first six months, and that, so far into the race, the number will make the Alliance at the very least the worldâ€™s second-largest automaker.
Billion Euro fines for breaking EU antitrust laws aren't the only dangers looming for Germany's automakers. Just a few days after a presumptive car cartel between Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW made first headlines in Europe, the matter is turning into possibly very costly legal problems on the more litigious side of the Atlantic. The Toronto Strosberg Sasso Sutts lawfirm commenced a class action suit against BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche.
One of the aims of the German car-cartel that became public over the weekend was to avoid â€œan arms raceâ€? of AdBlue tank sizes. Strangely, it turned into a race for who rats out whom first. According to a report in the usually well-informed Sueddeustche Zeitung [German], Daimler was first in coming clean with Germanyâ€™s and Europeâ€™s cartel watchdogs, and it could avoid a multi-billion fine. Volkswagen came in second, and could get a 50% rebate on the punishment.
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".