Joe Fernandez, the founder of the social media scoring startup Klout, isn't wasting anytime diving back into the startup world. A little over a year after leaving Lithium Technologies, which bought Klout for $200 million in 2014, Fernandez is debuting his next startup, Los Angeles-based Joymode.
PayPal's popular payments app Venmo is on track to process $20 billion in payments per year, according to PayPal CEO Dan Schulman. The company announced the milestone on a call with analysts after it released better than expected earnings for the third quarter of 2016.
Payments upstart Stripe unveiled a new set of fraud prevention tools that it hopes will curtail some of the billions of dollars in digital theft from online merchants every year. The technology, called Radar, uses machine learning and algorithms to learn from the hundreds of thousands of businesses that process transactions on the Stripe network every second.
Reality TV star and self-proclaimed "jeans junkie" Khloe Kardashian has seen her weight fluctuate in the past 10 years. And shopping for jeans, in particular, was a painful experience. "Most designer brands didn't carry my size," she explained in an interview. "Buying denim was high anxiety."
Impact investing, which is backing companies and organizations that have mission-driven businesses or causes, is gaining more attention in corporate America-but it's still in early days. "The train has left the station for impact investing," said Jean Case, chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of The Case Foundation, at Fortune' s Most Powerful Women conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
YouTube has one million monthly users-almost one-third of all people on the internet-and millions of hours of video are watched every day on the video platform. But the Google-owned video site is still in the investment stage, according to Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube.
While transportation, hospitality, and financial services are all industries being disrupted by technology, the next big area poised for massive, tech-driven change may be the human workforce. "We are going to move from people to things," explained Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup's Latin America business, speaking Monday at Fortune 's Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts has spent the past two years revamping the technology company's retail stores, where it sells iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Watches. That's no small business-there are nearly 500 Apple stores worldwide, and retail sales are responsible for some 18% of the company's $233.7 billion in sales, amounting to $42 billion in yearly revenue.
eBay debuted a new way it plans to take on e-commerce giant Amazon on Monday, focusing on the home decor and accessories market. The online marketplace, which has 164 million active buyers according to the company, is curating collections of furniture and home accessories sold through the site into a new gateway called eBay Collective.
Every fall, Fortune releases its 40 Under 40 list, an annual ranking of the most influential business. media and political leaders under 40 years old. And every fall, we toast them at a big party in San Francisco, where many of the honorees are based.
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".