David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Microsoft Chairman John Thompson spent a decade at the helm of security software developer Symantec. Since he stepped down in 2009, cyberthreats have gotten significantly more sophisticated and pervasive, which helps explain his latest bet.
At next week's Dreamforce conference, technology entrepreneur Darian Shirazi plans to stand out among the 170,000 attendees by dressing up in a Formula One racing outfit. It's gimmicky, to be sure, but there's logic to it.
If a rumored deal materialized, Salesforce.com could roll Twitter into its chat product - but that would be an expensive choice, experts told CNBC. Sources told CNBC that the ailing social media company had fielded expressions of interest from several companies, which include Google and Salesforce.com.
Now that Chris DeWolfe has built a mobile game company with several of the 100 top grossing titles and $400 million in annualized revenue, he's finally ready to change the brand. Out with SGN. In with Jam City. The new name makes a lot more sense.
Tim Mosenfelder | Getty Images Cisco Systems has spent the last several years trying to convince investors that it's truly embracing the cloud. Now it's got the seal of approval from a rather credible source: Salesforce.com.
Billion-dollar companies are at last proving their worth. Well, a few of them. For the first time in six quarters, the number of venture-backed companies that went public or were acquired for at least $1 billion exceeded the number of start-ups that joined the billion-dollar club in the private market, according to CB Insights.
David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff has done his part to revolutionize the software industry, and he's far from done. Back when Benioff was a top executive at Oracle in the 1990s, salespeople stored client and prospect data on proprietary machines that required expertise to use.
SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images At a time when venture capitalists are scratching and clawing for cash returns, a surprising but welcome guest has come to the party: Unilever. Two months after acquiring Dollar Shave Club for about $1 billion, Unilever is reportedly in talks to buy Jessica Alba's Honest Co.
Bill Maris, the former head of Google Ventures, is raising money for his own venture capital fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Maris, who left Alphabet's start-up investing arm in August, has preliminary plans to raise between $350 million and $500 million, though no amount has been set, said the sources, who asked not to be named because his talks with investors are confidential.
It's a big week ahead for Oracle. Starting Sunday, software developers, marketers and salespeople will flood into downtown San Francisco for OpenWorld, Oracle's annual customer conference that's attracted more than 60,000 attendees in recent years. But first things first. Oracle announces earnings on Thursday and is expected to report close to $1 billion in quarterly cloud revenue.
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".