Context NewsFacebook reported on July 26 that revenue for the quarter ending June 30 rose 45 percent year-over-year to $9.3 billion. Net income was $3.9 billion, or $1.32 per share, versus $2.3 billion, or 78 cents, during the same period last year. Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $9.2 billion and EPS of $1.13. Daily active users were 1.32 billion on average for June, an increase of 17 percent from a year earlier.
Context NewsInternet Brands, a group of consumer websites owned by private-equity firm KKR, said on July 24 it agreed to buy health-information website WebMD in a deal valued at $2.8 billion. Under terms of the deal, Internet Brands will pay $66.50 a share in cash to WebMD shareholders. The deal represents a 30 percent premium to WebMD’s share price on Feb. 15, the day before it announced a sale process. The price is 20 percent higher than WebMD’s closing share price on July 21.
Back in 1999, the online health care information publisher united with another fledging rival in a deal that was backed by Microsoft, Intel and others. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is now buying the dot-com survivor for $2.8 billion, far less than the internet-frenzied stock-swap valuation. This fresh merger, with Internet Brands, may work out better. Anyone who has suffered from a cough or rash will have been terrified at some point by WebMD.
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".