Sprint Corp.'s newest executive hire said the company is well prepared for the Internet of Things through its relationship with SoftBank Group Corp.Ivo Rook, Sprint's senior vice president of IoT, joined the company Jan 1. In his previous role, he oversaw Vodaphone's $1 billion IoT business. Fresh off a week at tech's see-and-be-seen event, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Rook told the Kansas City Business Journal what he plans to accomplish in newly created position.
Sprint's primary owner began gobbling up shares after Nov. 6, when it stated that it would invest more in the company as Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc. formally ended merger talks. Since then, Japan-based SoftBank has bought up more than 70.84 million shares of Sprint, for a total of $423.35 million. The purchases boosted SoftBank's stake in the company to 84.7 percent; SoftBank has stated that it does not intend to raise its ownership beyond 85 percent to avoid the stock being delisted.
Cerner Corp.'s new CEO brings strong health care chops as he joins the company, but retention of existing leadership will be key to the company's success, analysts said. Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) hired Brent Shafer, former CEO of Philips North America, on Wednesday. He will assume his new role on Feb. 1. Co-founder Neal Patterson had led the company for nearly 40 years before he died suddenly in July from complications after a reoccurrence of cancer. He was 67.
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".