Airbnb invited us and some other members of the press to meet CEO Brian Chesky, CTO Nate Blecharczyk, and chief product officer Joe Gebbia in a private home in San Francisco. In fact, it was one of the 3,000-plus places in the city that are listed on Airbnb, a service which allows pretty much anyone anywhere to offer a couch, an air mattress, a bedroom, a yurt, or an entire house for rent.
Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods Market has a long back story. This is not the first time the companies have crossed paths. There was a time, during the height of the Internet bubble, when Whole Foods CEO John Mackey fancied himself a competitor to Amazon — and had a plan to beat Jeff Bezos. Mackey, by his own words, caught the Amazon bug when he bought a couple of books online in 1997.
I still remember the day in January, a little more than 10 years ago, when I leapt from my seat at Moscone West to phone in a report of Apple’s latest device: a cumbersome evolution of the iPod with a rotary-phone-style click wheel at its base. It was a joke Steve Jobs played on the audience — and his colleagues. Apple never released an iPod phone; instead, Jobs revealed a flat brick of glass, metal and plastic that would change the world.
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".