A business school that got its start in Spain and opened up a location in downtown San Jose at the start of the year is expanding its program to provide an online degree. ISDI announced Wednesday that it will grow its U.S. program to offer students the chance to earn an online master's degree in Internet business. The classes are set to begin Nov. 29 and will be in addition to the classroom focus of its existing program aimed at allowing professionals to get the same kind of master's.
Almost a year ago, as I was visiting Silicon Valley and making my first trip to the Business Journal as its new editor, I took Caltrain from Palo Alto to San Jose. As the train headed south, running past the $1 million-plus homes of the Peninsula, something else caught my eye - rows of RVs parked along the side of the road. I'll admit my first thought was that there must have been some kind of festival in town and the RVs were just there for the night or the weekend.
After they complete their military service, plenty of U.S. veterans go into business for themselves. Nearly 10 percent of all American businesses, in fact, are owned by the men and women who spent time in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. In honor of all they've done on the battlefield and the board room, the Silicon Valley Business Journal this year set out for the first time to survey the reach of these veterans-turned-entrepreneurs in our area.
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".