Over the last few weeks, the underground war between home-sharing startup Airbnb and the hotel industry has bubbled to the surface. The New York Times revealed that hotel lobbying groups played a role in two major regulatory roadblocks for Airbnb: a Federal Trade Commission target on rising housing costs, and fines directed toward Airbnb hosts in New York state. Airbnb was quick to fire back publicly against "the hotel cartel."
Uber's already deep into a fraught civil legal battle with Google. Now it could be called into court against a bigger opponent: the federal government. According to a report from Reuters, the U.S. Department of Justice has started a criminal investigation into Uber's use of a software tool code-named "Greyball" that helped Uber drivers avoid detection from location transportation authorities in markets like Portland, Oregon where the service was not yet legally allowed to operate.
Apple is set to report its always-highly anticipated earnings results on Tuesday, announcing its latest massive sales numbers for iPhones and overall revenue and profit. For Apple's fiscal year 2017 second quarter, analysts expect adjusted earnings per share of $2.02 on revenue just shy of $53 billion, and iPhone unit sales of 52 million. Last quarter, Apple beat Wall Street's estimates across the board and posted the first iPhone sales growth for the first time in a year.
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".