The city’s transportation authority has declined to renew the ride-sharing giant’s license to operate in its largest European market. Transport for London said in its decision that Uber’s actions “demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility,” and so it is not “fit and proper” to hold a license in the city. Uber’s London license will expire on September 30.
The ink is barely dry on Amazon’s merger with Whole Foods, but the online retailer has already found another way to disrupt dining. Today Amazon announced a new partnership with Olo, a New York-based startup which allows customers to order food from chain restaurants on their computers, phones and tablets. Olo’s clients, which include Chipotle, Denny’s, Shake Shack, Chili’s, Jamba Juice and Cold Stone Creamery, will now be listed on Amazon Restaurants, a new platform for Prime users.
Albertsons Companies, which owns over 2,200 grocery stores in 35 states, has acquired prepared meal startup Plated (which we gave high marks in a ranking of such services). This represents the first acquisition of a meal delivery startup by a national grocery chain. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Credit Suisse brokered the acquisition, which is slated to close at the end of this month.
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".