Solving intractable problems is their calling card. Brexit is an unfortunate development for an industry that relies on the free flow of people and ideas, but just because it cannot be cracked with a clever algorithm does not mean it will stand in the way of progress. Few at the Founders Forum gathering just outside London last week paused to reflect on present political frustrations. Theirs is a helicopter view or, for those trying to crack exploits in space, even higher.
As pensions settlements go, it stands second only to Sir Philip Green’s £363m contribution to the BHS scheme, which was agreed after much wrangling and a trial in the court of public opinion. At £255m, the agreement that industrial thread maker Coats made with the Pensions Regulator last December marked the end of a far lower profile but longer running spat. Both stand to be eclipsed as Tata Steel finalises a £550m payment into its own retirement plan.
Tech giants Microsoft and Softbank have thrown their weight behind London to continue thriving as a technology hub despite the vote to leave the EU. “I believe London is undervalued in the tech space in the world,” said Rajeev Misra, chief executive of SoftBank’s Vision Fund. The fund has raised $93 billion (£73 billion) from backers including Apple, Qualcomm and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth arm.
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".