The horsemeat scandal currently plaguing Europe has made even the most adventurous eaters a bit squeamish. But when you think about it, is horsemeat really that bizarre? Surprisingly, slaughtering horses for human consumption is legal in the U.S., according to a recent report from NBC News. That said, no new slaughter houses have opened in this country since Congress lifted a ban on funding for the regulation of horsemeat in 2011.
Venture capitalists love data. Whether they're assessing the total addressable market, average sales cycle or net promoter score of a startup, VCs rely on the numbers - and a little bit on their gut - to come to a decision. That's why when LinkedIn put together our Top Companies | Startups list, we wanted to hear from the investors directly.
In July, Kevin Gibbon made an announcement that could turn out to be the best, or worst thing to ever happen to his startup - depending on who you talk to. Gibbon is the founder and CEO of Shyp, a three-year-old package delivery startup with $62 million in funding. The app-based service, lauded by many as the " Uber for shipping," allows users to summon a courier to their door and pick up anything that they want to ship across the country.
VC @caldbeckj tells @DukeChronicle re: "bro culture" lecture on campus last week, “If we’re going to make change, men need to behave better” and accusers were "brave in what they did." Professor says, “the talk was exactly what I wanted.” https://t.co/SwEaf5iDSZ
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".