Zynga isn't just for your stereotypical stay-at-home mom anymore. The company's breaking away from its casual gaming past with a deal to buy midcore developer A Bit Lucky today. What this means is that part of Zynga's game portfolio may become more geared toward male audiences.
Brigade, the political advocacy platform backed by Sean Parker and made from the early team of Causes, has come a longer way in the last six months. Originally unveiled as a really simple way to agree or disagree with political positions, Brigade has evolved into a more robust site for debating policy and political topics.
OpenVote, the political startup from early Facebook designer Bobby Goodlatte and Sean McCann, is unveiling a larger publishing platform where people can debate policies and pledge their votes. Before becoming a prominent designer at Facebook, Go...
OpenVote, the political startup from early Facebook designer Bobby Goodlatte and Sean McCann, is unveiling a larger publishing platform where people can debate policies and pledge their votes. Before becoming a prominent designer at Facebook, Goodlatte grew up with politics in his family. For almost all of Goodlatte's life, his father has served as a Republican Congressman.
Yes, you can fix that smashed iPhone on demand now. That means no visits to the Apple store, or intensive DIY efforts. A YC alum called iCracked first unveiled its real-time, iPhone or iPad repair service back in March of last year, as Rip wrote at the time, and a little over a month ago, it launched officially.
Write a House is Detroit's twist on the "Writer's Residency" where authors, poets, journalists, and writers from all walks of life are rewarded with a home to keep - forever. We've partnered with this organization to spread the power of the written word by hosting writer talks in each of our stores.
What happens when a super angel gets its wings? You become a boutique fund. Or at least that's how Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures is putting it with a fresh fund worth about $70 million. That's up from the firm's previous $41 million fund and a big change from Senkut's early dabbling in angel investing from years ago.
This is from a talk I gave the other week on the Bay Area's regional governance, housing and transportation issues. It's 101 slides long! I keep modifying it every single time. Let me know if you have any thoughts or if you want annotations.
I'm moving into a columnist role at TechCrunch and onto some new projects. One is called Roam Co-Living. It adaptively re-uses space for communal living and location independent workers in other parts of the U.S. and world, starting in M...
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
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".