Michael Slaby, 40, a veteran of technology and politics, is the new executive director of Chicago Ideas. The nonprofit, founded in 2010 by Brad Keywell, is best known for its weeklong series of lectures and intimate salon gatherings each fall. Slaby lives in Old Town with his wife, Lydia. How did you end up in this job? Jessica (Malkin, the previous CEO) asked me to get together to brainstorm about who they might get to lead it next.
Motorola Mobility has laid off about 200 workers in Chicago as the phone maker now owned by Lenovo tries to remain relevant in the smartphone business dominated by Samsung, Apple and other competitors. Former employees say up to 200 workers, mostly in product and engineering roles, were laid off in recent weeks. The company previously laid off fewer than 50 workers in finance, marketing, sales and non-technology jobs at the end of last year, said a source familiar with the cutbacks.
Digital-mapping company Here has laid off about 100 people in Chicago, although it's continuing to hire. The cutbacks mostly affected workers in the company's local information-technology department, says a source familiar with the layoffs. The company declined to say how many jobs were eliminated but says overall headcount in Chicago is unchanged about 1,100 (not including about 100 contract employees), and it has dozens of openings locally, most engineering and technical positions.
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".