Amazon cut hundreds of jobs this week, but the company is still increasing its workforce overall, and market value continues to rise — in fact, it became the third most valuable company in the U.S. this week with a market capitalization of more than $700 billion. So why the cuts? GeekWire’s Todd Bishop and John Cook share their theories on the latest Week in Geek Podcast.
March is Woman’s History Month, and Seattle’s tech community is already gearing up to celebrate and support women in tech. The TUNE House, a scholarship program for women studying computer science, is kicking things off with an event on March 1 — Women’s History Month: Throughout The Generations. The event is focused on the idea of success and what it can mean for different people, from creating a stellar product to leading a company.
Amazon Studios officially fired actor and Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor Thursday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter. Amazon confirmed to GeekWire that Tambor will not be returning for the show’s fifth season, but declined to comment further. Tambor had previously said that he would leave the show after two actresses, fellow Transparent cast member Trace Lysette and actress Van Barnes, accused him of sexual harassment.
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".