SAN FRANCISCO — Uber drivers with a question about working for the ride-hailing service now have an in-app phone number to call and humans ready to deliver answers. This is the first time in Uber's eight-year history it has offered drivers what would seem to be a baseline offering for the people who are a lynchpin for the company — the drivers who log hours as independent contractors.
SAN FRANCISCO — A few tech startups want to build trucks that drive themselves. That's an earnings play for the future. Until then, other tech ventures aim to earn a slice of the nation's $800 billion trucking pie today by using technology to connect drivers with shipments. Convoy, a nearly two-year-old Seattle-based startup, has convinced a growing number of high profile investors — including Bill Gates, through his firm Cascade Investment — that its solution is worth banking on.
Joseph Rago, 34, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, has died, the media outlet reported Friday. Police were still investigating the cause of death and there was no apparent sign of trauma when paramedics arrived at his New York apartment Thursday night. Authorities were alerted by Paul Gigot, the Journal's editorial page editor, after Rago did not turn up for work.
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".