The small business ombudsman is looking into fintech lenders, in a bid to increase transparency in the sector. The project involves surveying fintech small business lenders, culminating in a report identifying industry best practice to help SMEs better understand their fintech borrowing options.
Annabelle Davidson has just acquired the world's first Snapchat printer along with the global rights to the product. The self-proclaimed 'selfie queen' and founder of social activation agency Social Playground says the Tap2Print product can drive Snapchat growth for businesses. Users are required to follow a business' Snapchat account in order to send and print their snaps at events, increasing followers for businesses. "It's definitely a way to engage the millennial audience," Davidson says.
Ford, Toyota and Holden may be closing their doors in October but business is on the up for what is soon to be Australia's last remaining car maker. "We have been growing exponentially the last couple of years," co-founder and chief executive David Brim says. "We are making one car every four days now." Turnover is just under A$10 million ($10.4m) a year and Tomcar is doubling production from the end of June. When Brim started Tomcar he says there was no such thing as a premium off-road vehicle.
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".