In terms of technology service providers, there's a new No. 2 in town. No. 1, though, remains decidedly the same. The Business Journal's list of top tech service companies, ranked by the number of providers, was rocked by the departure of SureID Inc. from the List, which was revealed last Friday ( subscribers can look at it here). SureID had employed 450 workers a year ago but had laid off 297 employees as of May. The company did not respond to requests to submit information for the PBJ's 2017 list.
The region's technology sector features a bewildering diversity of companies but is in accord on likes and dislikes. The large assortment of companies that populate The Lists of software technology firms, hardware technology firms and technology service providers is wildly diverse, from traditional chip-makers like Intel to virtual receptionist firm Ruby Receptionists to auto dealer web services provider Dealer Spike and mobile push-notification enabler Urban Airship.
As Portland's rapid growth and tenuous affordability come into sharper focus, it's worth getting acquainted with the developers doing the most to ease the real estate shortage and accommodate the influx of new residents and businesses. The five developers who brought the most metro-area commercial square feet online during the last five years added a total of 7.4 million to the downtown core and 'burbs, more than half of the 12.3 million added by all 18 firms on The List.
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".