A nationwide Verizon retailer, a company called A Wireless with more than 1,150 stores, is shifting its headquarters to Wake County and plans to create 250 jobs over the next five years. The move by A Wireless, which employs more than 5,500 workers, was announced late Tuesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce and Wake County Economic Development, the recruitment arm of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
The latest acquisition by social media giant Facebook has a Raleigh connection. One of the four co-founders of Source3, a startup based in New York that was just acquired for an undisclosed amount by Facebook, has been working out of startup space HQ Raleigh in downtown Raleigh. Tom Simon, who in addition to being one of the co-founders also was the vice president of marketing at the startup, said he couldn’t discuss the deal beyond what Source3 posted on its website.
This week’s announcement that coding school The Iron Yard plans to shut down its 15 locations nationwide, including in Raleigh and Durham, is a sign that an industry that had been growing by leaps and bounds is hitting some speed bumps. Earlier this month another coding boot camp, Dev Bootcamp, also announced that it would close its doors by the end of the year. Dev Bootcamp offers courses at a half-dozen sites across the country; none are in the Triangle.
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".