50 on Fire is returning for its 5th year. This is our annual celebration of the 50 Bostonians lighting up the innovation scene. This year, we’re hosting all of you the night of November 9 at The Revere Hotel – mark your calendars (make sure to grab your tickets before we sell out). Here at BostInno, we cover tech, innovation, and anyone shaping our city’s future. This includes startups, entrepreneurs, CMOs, VCs, technologists, restauranteurs, Yoga studios, bloggers, social influencers, you name it.
For more than a month we've been collecting hundreds of nominations for our 6th Coolest Companies Competition. It's our way of honoring the most impressive Boston tech companies with the best culture and most interesting day jobs. Per usual, our judging committee found it near impossible to go from 500+ submissions to only 150 finalists. We did have a couple takeaways in doing so. This city has no shortage of ping pong tables, unlimited vacation, in-office slides and snack walls.
Preparing for a fight and preparing for a key business meeting have more in common than you might think. Mantras like discipline, focus and determination are constantly used in parallel between the ring and the board room. I've been able to get a feel for this while training for Haymakers for Hope, a Boston-based non-profit that raises money and awareness for cancer treatments through charity boxing events, these last four months.
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".