Google today laid out its ambitions in smartphones with a $1.1 billion deal with struggling mobiles maker HTC to challenge Apple and Samsung. The web giant, which was fined a record €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion) by the EU in June for rigging search engine results, is paying $1.1 billion (£813 million) to take on around 2000 staff — half of HTC’s research and development division. The Californian company will also get its hands on the Taiwanese firm’s intellectual property.
A London cyber security start-up which alerts companies to potential threats on the dark web has raised $26 million (£19 million) to fuel its expansion. Digital Shadows, which is based at the Level39 accelerator in Canary Wharf, received the backing from investors led by Octopus Ventures, the London-based venture capital firm which was an early investor in Zoopla.
Morgan Stanley yesterday became the first Wall Street bank to tip Apple to hit $1 trillion. The iPhone maker is worth around $820 billion on Nasdaq, but the investment banking giant predicted it would be the first $1 trillion company in 12-18 months. Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook unveiled the pricier iPhone 8 and 8 Plus last week, as well as the premium $999 iPhone X.Morgan Stanley said pricier iPhones would boost sales, as Apple is an “aspirational brand”.
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".