BOSTON (CBS) – Between work, school, sports, and other activities juggling schedules can be a major struggle for any busy family. But there’s now a new option for getting kids where they need to be. It’s Boston-area start-up called Zemcar. High school freshman Andrew Willwerth has been using the app for a few months now. When he can’t catch the bus from Milton to Needham his mom schedules a pick-up through Zemcar. It’s like the ride-hailing service Uber but designed specifically with kids in mind.
BOSTON (CBS) – Keeping up with fashion trends can be pricey, but there are a number of online consignment shops that make it easy to cash in your clothing clutter. One of the largest is called ThredUp. The company’s massive warehouse is crammed with all types of clothing. Each day they receive bags of items from people all over the country, as many as 100,000 every day. If the items are in good condition, they are posted online at bargain prices and sellers get a small cut of the sale.
BOSTON (CBS) – It could be the future of office life: high-tech tracking devices that can monitor your entire day on the job. The Boston start-up Humanyze wants to convince big business and employees that being watched can be a good thing. “It’s sort of like a Fitbit for your career,” said Ben Waber, CEO of Humanyze. And just like a Fitbit, it’s with you all day long. The same ID badge that opens office doors can now track your every move and more.
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".