A team of Northern Illinois University engineering students have designed a car that could travel from Chicago to Las Vegas on just one gallon of gas. The NIU Supermileage team, a group of engineering students working to build an ultra fuel-efficient car, participated in the SAE Supermileage competition in Marshall, MI earlier this month and saw their vehicle record 1,741 miles per gallon--good for third in the competition.
Karis: A hole-in-one is a once in a lifetime experience for a golfer--if you're lucky. Now, one startup wants to turn that luck into cold hard cash by letting golf courses offer payments as high as $25K for a hole-in-one. Jim: Digital Golf Technologies helps golf courses offer fully automated hole-in-one contest as a way to generate additional revenue and give golfers some added excitement on the course.
Chicago startup Yello just snagged a large round of funding to help businesses make better hiring decisions. Yello announced Wednesday that it has raised a $31 million series C round of funding led by JMI Equity, with participation from existing investor First Analysis. The company said it plans to use the funds to grow its talent acquisition platform. Founded in 2008, Yello has now raised more than $46 million.
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".