Two weeks ago, Kate and I accidentally paid almost $30 for four hot dogs and two Diet Cokes. Here, we attempt to explain the actions that led to us doing such a dumb thing. Maya Kosoff: Kate, henlo. Thank you for responding to my manic text this morning in which I asked you if you’d like to write an oral history of the time we spent almost $30 on hot dogs and Diet Coke together.
Not everyone is thrilled with Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy up Whole Foods, the latest in a series of aggressive moves by the expansive e-commerce giant that have sent the stock prices of its brick-and-mortar competitors plummeting. As Amazon’s market cap soars, and its ambitious C.E.O., Jeff Bezos, grows bolder, some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to look toward the company’s Seattle headquarters with trepidation—including potential 2020 Democratic hopeful Cory Booker.
The search for a new chief executive at Uber has heated up as the world’s most valuable private tech company races to reform itself in the wake of a sweeping sexual-harassment and workplace culture scandal. Several names have been floated to replace C.E.O. Travis Kalanick, who stepped down last month, including former Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer and YouTube C.E.O. Susan Wojcicki, though Recode’s Kara Swisher reports they are ultimately unlikely to take over.
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".