When Frank Poore was starting CommerceHub, the Albany, New York, based e-commerce company, in the late 1990s, he needed $10,000 to get the business going. He went to Glenn Rockwood, then president of video game distribution company Fillpoint, to ask for the money. Poore didn't have the courage to say how much, and asked Rockwood to give what he could. Rockwood offered him $100,000. It taught Poore to dream bigger and expect more.
We live in a world where everything is accessible at the tip of our fingers. Waiting is agony, and having to pick up the phone to make a restaurant reservation is outdated when we have OpenTable, Resy and Reserve apps on our iPhones. One restaurant in Maine is saying goodbye to all that. The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, has started accepting reservations only by mail. You can't make them by email, or by app or by phone call.
Vital Vio, the Troy, New York, company that designs lights meant to kill bacteria, is working with a lighting manufacturer to bring its germ-killing lighting technology to residential customers. Evolution Lighting, LLC, which designs and manufactures lamps and lighting, is working with Vital Vio to develop under-the-cabinet lights for kitchens, bathrooms, closets and other spaces. The lights are being sold on Amazon, Wayfair and Houzz, under the name Ellumi, with prices starting at $68.80.
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".