Looking to get top dollar for your old iPhone in order to splurge on the new $1,000 iPhone X? Your best bet is to sell your old device instead of trading it in. But private sales of expensive and easy-to-steal items like iPhones can be risky. We've all heard stories of people who became victims of a robbery when prospective buyers of old iPhones turned out to be a thieves. In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer some advice on what you can do to protect yourself when selling your device.
China is clamping down even more on bitcoin trading, as it prepares to shut down all digital token exchanges, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The plan, which regulators revealed to cryptocurrency executives on Friday during a private meeting in Beijing, is the biggest step the country has taken so far to shut down trading of the virtual currency. Earlier this month, regulators banned commercial exchanges trading bitcoin and other digital tokens.
Workplace messaging app Slack is now valued at $5.1 billion thanks to an investment from Japanese internet giant SoftBank. The company confirmed Monday that it has raised $250 million from SoftBank and other investors, including the venture capital firm Accel Partners, in its most recent funding round. In total, Slack has raised $841 million from investors. The company had been valued at $3.8 billion April 2016. The company said it doesn't plan on spending its new-found cash.
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".