Airbnb Inc. said Monday that under a settlement with its home city of San Francisco it will create a system to ensure users who offer rentals on its service register with authorities. The short-term rental company had fought to block the city’s registration requirement. “A key component of the agreement is the creation of a streamlined, online registration system through the Airbnb platform,” Airbnb said Monday in a statement.
San Francisco has reached an agreement with Airbnb and HomeAway to settle a federal lawsuit and allow short-term rentals to operate in the city while complying with local regulations. The agreement, which must still be approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, addresses concerns by short-term rental platforms about being responsible for ensuring that all users register with the city and comply with local regulations.
United Airlines just promised to reduce overbooking and to offer as much as $10,000 to people who willingly give up their seats — part of a set of policy changes announced weeks after passenger David Dao was physically dragged off an overfull flight. The carrier previously announced it will no longer remove a passenger already seated unless it is for safety or security reasons. But the airline still plans to oversell some flights, meaning there won’t always be room for everyone.
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".