There are many reasons the venture capital scene in Phoenix isn't growing as fast as some would like, and among the top is the region needs better prepared startups. Jim Goulka, managing director of the Arizona Tech Investors, said during a venture capital roundtable held by the Phoenix Business Journal that good companies will get funding regardless of whether they are in Phoenix, Austin, Boston or Silicon Valley. In Phoenix, however, there aren't always good companies.
By the end of the year, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) expects to expand its home-delivery service to 100 metro areas, covering 40 percent of all U.S. households. The huge undertaking comes after the retail giant has been testing home delivery in the Phoenix market for nearly 18 months. Phoenix is one of the six pilot markets where Walmart first introduced home delivery.
For now it looks like it will be business as usual for the 15 iHeartRadio stations in Arizona, after its parent company, iHeartMedia Inc. (PINK: IHRT), filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this week. The San Antonio-based radio conglomerate iHeartMedia and some of it subsidiaries, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Thursday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston. The company has racked up more than $20 billion in debt.
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".