Our start-up of the week is Belfast and London-based YoMo which wants to help millennials achieve financial stability and certainty. “We’re currently living through the perfect storm,” explained YoMo CEO and co-founder Gavin Shields. “Flat wages, rampant debt-driven consumerism and out-of-reach house prices make financial freedom a distant dream for most of us.”YoMo is a savings and investments app, designed as a solution to combat this relentless cycle of spiralling debt.
Irish consumers spent €3bn out of €5bn with online retailers in 2017. A new report confirms what we already fear to be the case: the vast majority of online spend leaves Ireland. Irish consumers spent €5bn online in 2017, with €3bn or 60pc of that going to online retailers overseas. According to the latest Consumer Market Monitor report by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, we are back to boom time levels of spending.
In a race against time to save rural Ireland, the smart grid combining broadband and electricity will be the linchpin, writes John KennedyLate last summer on a cathartic trip to an old childhood stomping ground in Donegal, my car cruised over hill after hill as I scanned the horizon for something familiar. As the sun began to set, I approached Ardara from the east and suddenly, out of the hills, loomed giant wind turbines, dozens of them flanking the mountainside.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".