Amazon announced on Wednesday that it would be donating units of Kindle e-reader, Fire tablets, and Kindle eBooks globally in an effort to help expand the readership of digital books beyond the Western world. Amazon's digital e-reader, the Kindle, has been one of the company's most successful hardware devices sold to date.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just sold a huge chunk of stock to fund his recently launched philanthropic initiative, according to a new regulatory filing on Wednesday. His philanthropic venture, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has sold 760,000 Facebook shares worth nearly $95 million. Get Data Sheet, Fortune's technology newsletter.
Square's stock rose 3% on Thursday after billionaire investor Steve Cohen revealed a 5.4% stake in the company, making him one of the largest individual shareholders in the payments company.
Payments company Square is getting a little celebrity love from musician (and Kim Kardashian husband) Kanye West, who plans to use Square's iPad-powered cash registers at a number of his pop-up stores this weekend.
Anyone who has applied for a mortgage knows that it can be an arduous process involves providing dozens of documents and filling out countless forms. After being approved, borrowers must then decide what type of loan they want. The entire process takes an average of 45 days.
Amazon has bought another video gaming company as it tries add more content to Twitch, its video game streaming service. The online retailing giant said Tuesday that it had bought Curse, an online media and gaming community. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Cloud storage startup Dropbox is inching toward an initial public offering with an eye on 2017, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The San Francisco-based business, which boasts to have half a billion users, has met with advisors for initial discussion over an IPO, including talks over a potential valuation from Wall Street.
San Francisco Superior Courts Judge Tracie Brown sentenced Gravity4 and RadiumOne founder Gurbaksh Chahal to one year in county jail for violating probation following a series of violent domestic violence disputes. Chahal, who has founded multiple ad tech companies, has been the center of controversy since being arrested and charged with domestic abuse in 2013.
Next up for Amazon's original content machine is a new docuseries about Hugh Hefner and the founding of Playboy, according to Deadline. The series, like most of Amazon's original content, will be available for Amazon Prime members as well as for members of the subscription service's newly launched video-only plan, which costs $8.99 per month.
One of the fastest growing services offered by Square, the San Francisco payments company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has been its two-year-old lending arm, Square Capital. It's surprising, considering the company's bread and butter has been processing payments through its credit card readers.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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.