A new breed of vacation rental startup offering upscale apartments to tourists is attracting interest from venture capital firms. But some investors are staying away, worried that tight regulations in some of North America’s hottest real estate markets will limit the startups’ growth. Two early entrants in the market, Sonder and Parallel Travel, have raised significant venture capital around the concept of branded, design-driven rentals, including previously undisclosed rounds.
In the race to build a U.S. bike-share business, Limebike is pedaling faster than anyone else. The one-year-old startup is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars in new capital, on top of $62 million already raised, with extravagant statements about how fast it can grow. One question is whether there is enough of a bike culture in the U.S. for Limebike to fulfil the expectations it is creating. Another is whether local governments will make way for its potential growth spurt.
Venture capitalists have been slow to warm to startups wanting to rent out shared living spaces like college dorms. Now, new coliving companies have emerged with a different approach to the business—one they say promises a higher return but carries much more risk. The new approach, pursued by startups like Starcity and Treehouse, involves taking on the development and construction costs for buildings to be rented out.
"What live demonstrations of autonomous vehicle technology at CES made clear was that self-driving cars for urban streets won’t be available for sale to the public for at least several years. Even then, their capabilities will be limited." http://go.theinformation.com/1acdf5c5bbad2431
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".