United Airlines is lightening up. And that's no joke, folks. Late this week, United said it has made some changes aboard its planes aimed at lightening the load onboard and allowing aircraft to operate in a more efficient and eco-friendly fashion. No change is too small, apparently, when it comes to United's mission to operate more efficiently. Take the Chicago-based carrier's in-flight magazine Hemispheres, for instance.
Airbnb, which now bills itself as a hospitality company, says it has finalized a new tax agreement with the city of Evanston. The deal will allow the company to collect and remit taxes on behalf of the company's Evanston hosts. Effective Feb. 1, Airbnb said it will automatically collect and remit the Evanston Hotel/Motel and Vacation Rental Tax (7.5 percent) for taxable bookings. The goal is to make the process seamless and easy for both Airbnb hosts and the the city of Evanston.
Amazon has again roused the sleeping legions of Pollyannas in Chicago who want nothing more than to see Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos wake up one morning in 2018 and exclaim: "Yes! Chicago is where I want to build my second headquarters!" Well, for the sake of all you Pollyannas, I'm back again to say - emphatically - that Bezos ain't going to have that epiphany. And to say - even more emphatically - that Chicago won't be the site of Amazon's HQ2. Why is that?
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".