An app that helps lonely mums make new friends has secured a cash injection from a starry cast of investors ranging from actor Ashton Kutcher’s fund to the founders of the games developer behind Candy Crush Saga. Michelle Kennedy, 34, founded London-based Peanut last year with Greg Orlowski, the 38-year-old former chief technology officer of Deliveroo. Since Peanut went live in London and New York in February, more than 170,000 mothers have signed up.
Shares in the electric car maker Tesla jumped 4% last week, after its charismatic boss, Elon Musk, unveiled two new vehicles. In another deftly executed marketing stunt, Musk unveiled his first electric lorry — which emerged on stage through a cloud of dry ice. He also revealed a $250,000 (£190,000) roadster that Musk claimed would be the “fastest production car ever”. Tesla’s shares ended the week at $315.05, valuing the company at $53bn — or $6bn more than Ford.
Not long before he was a tycoon targeted by Russian criminals, Richard Ells spent his days in an office in Maidstone, Kent, crafting Instagram ads for Avon. His digital advertising agency retortal.com was doing well enough, but around the turn of the year, the 47-year-old saw the makings of a gold rush elsewhere — in the wild world of cryptocurrencies. The value of the most well-known ones, bitcoin and ethereum, had inexplicably begun to rocket.
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".