The cryptocurrency craze looks like going from strength to strength in Europe after the world's biggest trading platform was granted a regulatory licence to operate in the European Union. Tokyo-based BitFlyer, which was set up in 2014 and already serves the huge demand for digital currencies in the US and Japan, will push bitcoin, ethereum and their myriad alternatives even further into the mainstream with its move into Europe.
Britain's property market held up well in 2017 official figures showed today - despite the uncertain shadow of Brexit, tax hikes and a squeeze on household spending power. Transaction figures from HM Revenue & Cusoms showed 99,100 purchases of residential homes in December 2017, which was only 0.1 per cent down on December 2016. The figures also showed a total of 1,223,400 residential sales for the entire year - a meagre 0.58 per cent lower than the overall number of transactions for 2016.
The Christmas holidays were particularly fruitful for nightclub operator Revolution Bars Group as it achieved record-breaking sales during the festive period. Revolution Bars, which operates 72 premium bars across the UK, saw its revenue for the Christmas and New Year trading period rise 10.6 per cent to £73.7m in the 26 weeks to December 30.
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".