Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky wants its users to know exactly where his company stands on the ongoings in Charlottesville last weekend. In the days before the “Unite the Right” rally, the home-sharing giant cancelled the accounts of attendees who had rented lodging in the area because white nationalist philosophy is a violation of their terms of service.
Venture capital firm Benchmark has a lot more to say about its lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The early Uber investors wrote a nearly 1,000-word letter to Uber employees on Monday to explain its decision to start a legal battle with Kalanick. â€œWe know that many of you are asking why Benchmark filed a lawsuit against Travis last week,â€? the letter reads. â€œPerhaps the better question is why we didnâ€™t act sooner.â€?
After more than seven years at Uber, Ryan Graves is stepping down from his role as the senior vice president of global operations at the company. In an email to the staff, Graves says he will transition out of his “full-time operating role to focus on my role as a board director" by mid-September. Graves was hired as Uber’s first employee after he responded to a recruiting tweet from co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick in 2010 promising “BIG equity” in a yet-unknown startup.
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".