Kenneth Rapoza writes daily for Forbes, covering primarily business, finance and some geopolitics regarding Brazil, Russia, India and China. Also ex-WSJer. Lucky enough to give me opinion from time to time, but no advocacy hack. Yuck.
Imagine for a second if the party leadership of United Russia -- the party of Vladimir Putin -- sent a letter to the American ambassador in Moscow in support of Donald Trump, or any of his former cohorts caught in the crosshairs of a somewhat fantastical conspiracy investigation. The Democratic Party would go absolutely bonkers. But the hypocrisy of American politics knows no bounds.
With China-hater Stephen Bannon gone from the White House, coupled with the reality of the high stakes of waging true trade wars with the Chinese, Barclays is predicting an even keel in 2018 for Trump and Xi Jinping. It is more likely that cooler heads will prevail this time.
Russians are hopping on the anti-Apple bandwagon. Following recent headlines that the company purposely slowed its older iPhone models, two Russian law firms are trying to beat Apple yet again in the local courts. Apple was found guilty by the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of price fixing for iPhone 5 and 6 models last year.
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".