MENLO PARK, Calif. — For the first time in its history, Facebook is changing its mission — and it's all about bringing our smartphone-tethered lives closer together. Changing the mission is a "pretty big deal" that represents a significant shift for the company, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg told USA TODAY in an interview earlier this month at his company's Silicon Valley headquarters. "We're a pretty mission-driven company."
SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capitalist Bill Gurley, whose firm Benchmark Capital was one of Uber's earliest investors, is stepping down from the ride-hailing company's board of directors. He is being replaced on the board by Matt Cohler, who worked on Benchmark's original investment in Uber. The change in Uber's board seat was confirmed by Benchmark to USA TODAY. Gurley's resignation from the board was first reported by Bloomberg.
SAN FRANCISCO —Jeff Bezos wants your ideas on how he should spend his billions giving back. The Amazon CEO asked his Twitter followers to weigh in on how he could make a difference in the short-term. "This tweet is a request for ideas," he wrote Thursday. "I'm thinking of a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time — working on the long term." This is coming from a technology leader who can easily put his money where his mouth is.
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".