PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development agency, has added a seasoned investment partner for the next round of its StartupPHL seed fund: Ben Franklin Technology Partners. StartupPHL Seed Fund II will launch with $3.5 million — $1.75 million each coming from PIDC and Ben Franklin, with additional investors possible, the groups announced Thursday. Their target is $5 million.
Zane McKinney’s business card says he’s a product specialist. It should also say “stuntman.”He’s taken 30 to 40 falls so far for the Montgomery County start-up ActiveProtective Technologies Inc. They were hard falls, intended to deploy an air bag contained in the 2½-inch-high belt McKinney wore, the contoured cushion designed to prevent serious injury to his hips once inflated. For people way older than McKinney, who is 33, success can mean the difference between life and death.
Authorities broke up a dog-fighting ring in South Philadelphia Saturday, rescuing two dogs, recovering drugs, firearms and cash, and taking 14 people into custody, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA. With backup from Philadelphia Police, PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Team raided a property around 9 p.m. Saturday on the 1200 block of South 35th Street, where they found two “pitbull-type” dogs fighting, according to a release Sunday by the PSPCA.
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".