In a glistening new laboratory at Imperial College, west London, a team of scientists is perfecting the design of the world's first edible water bottle. Two doors down a group is creating food packaging that bubbles when the contents have gone off and across the hallway a team is solving the world's energy crisis with a 'hydrogen sponge'. Across the city, at Old Street's 'silicon roundabout', entrepreneurs are working on a computer that can read and a version of Airbnb for warehouse storage space.
British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser has warned of a sales hit after a global cyber attack disrupted its factories. The maker of Dettol disinfectant, Nurofen tablets and Durex condoms today said like-for-like revenue in the second quarter would be two percent lower than last year. It said revenue would have been flat without tax changes in India and the June 27 'NotPetya' ransomware attack which disrupted ports and halted factories from Mumbai to Los Angeles.
Just Eat has appointed the former boss of Moneysupermarket as its new chief executive. Peter Plumb will join the online takeaway delivery service on September 18, after stepping down as head of the comparison website in May. Interim boss Paul Harrison will return to being chief financial officer after he took the reins when former boss David Buttress left in March due to 'urgent family matters'.
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".