Uber isn't waiting for the technology to catch up with its ambitious plans. Just two months after reaching a deal to buy self-driving trucking upstart Otto, Uber already is actively developing business in the trucking industry, Reuters reports. The car-hailing and stuff-delivering monolith is pitching its hauling services and infrastructure to "shippers, truck fleets, and independent drivers," according to the report.
Hipmunk, the flight-and-hotel-search startup known for its perky chipmunk mascot and for ranking travel options by "agony," is being acquired by corporate-travel giant Concur. The deal--set to close in October for an unknown sum--has already been called a logical one by observers, who say integration of the site's technologies will help bolster Concur's search functions.
Jeff Raider, co-founder of Harry's and Warby Parker, describes to Inc. senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin how he spent eight months pitching investors and stringing together a deal with a razor manufacturer.
BuzzFeed, the massive clicky-content organization known for its " platform agnostic" approach and its ability to make even native advertising go viral, is reorganizing two of its divisions. With that, it seems that it is placing emphasis on producing high-quality video in New York City, and in its news department--and not just in its Los Angeles studio, which is run by Ze Frank.
There has been a flood of good news for Uber over recent weeks. And for Lyft, that usually means the inverse. The news hasn't been exactly horrible...it has just painted a narrative that's begun to emit a light stench of desperation.
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".