From the little engine that could to David versus Goliath, there are a lot of trite metaphors used to describe a smaller company trying to take on industry juggernauts. But with a cult following of tech enthusiasts and growing mainstream awareness, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is one that seems to fit the bill. While it may not be a household name yet, OnePlus has arguably earned a seat at the table among many in the tech community as its sales rise globally and critics give their approval.
When up and coming OnePlus announced its latest smartphone last week, the One Plus 5T, headlines quickly filled tech blogs and technology sections of major online outlets alike. The arguably scrappy Chinese smartphone maker keeps trying to make its case to the world for why a smartphone with premium features doesn’t have to be as expensive as they typically are. As its cheaper direct-to-consumer sales approach has slowly expanded to new countries, so has OnePlus’ reputation among tech enthusiasts.
Toronto motorists and transit users may want to double check the routes and transit stops in their smartphone’s GPS apps on Sunday as they look to navigate the confusion of the city’s major King Street transit pilot project once it launches. The busy street within the downtown core of Canada’s largest city is getting a transit- and cyclist-focused overhaul across 18 intersections from Bathurst to Jarvis Sts, which will severely change how people move around the area.
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".