From a week-old Counterpoint press release that landed in my inbox Tuesday:Apple reached record sales during the third [calendar] quarter, growing 56% YoY due to a drop in the prices of its previous generation iPhone models, prior to the launch of the new iPhones. Also, during this quarter Apple started with trade-in programmes in Russia with online and offline distributors like M.video and Svyaznoy. My take: Apple already owned 81% of Russia’s premium ($600+) smartphone market.
From a note to subscribers by Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster:It’s no secret that original content will be an emerging area of investment for Apple, given it will boost the increasingly important Services revenue line. The good news is the trend is undeniable of more cord cutting and consumers paying for multiple monthly streaming services. Multiple streaming services means there will be a handful of content provider winners.
The US House of Representatives and Senate are both working to pass tax reform that has President Trump’s 20% corporate tax rate goal. It is touted that since the US tax rate is 35% and is higher than pretty much every other country the US needs to drop it. However when various deductions are used as you will see the reported and actual cash paid in taxes is much less than 35% and in many cases less than 20%.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".