Uber aims to be the ride sharing platform of choice to users worldwide and that is why they keep expanding to more locations. However since they are operating a relatively new business model which regulation is yet to keep up and traditional taxi market became disrupted. This has led to a situation where in some locations, Uber is forced to suspend their operations and the latest one is in Morocco.
Wikipedia has grown to be quite important due to its huge database of articles of practically anything and you can learn a lot from it. It is one of the top websites in terms of traffic and its importance cannot be ignored. In a move to make sure that more people can access the service, Wikimedia Foundation ( the organization behind Wikipedia) announced Wikipedia Zero way back in 2012. Well, now the foundation has decided to end the Wikipedia Zero program, which is quite surprising.
Windows Phone is practically dead and you might know that since Microsoft decided to stop supporting the platform and focus on other ventures. They started with killing support for Windows Phone 8.1 months ago and now they are banging the final nails to the coffin. On a Microsoft forum page, the company announced that they will turn off mobile push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows 8.0 from February 20th this year, which is tomorrow.
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".