It's no secret that Twitter is open to acquisition offers, but a new report suggests that the social network has received expressions of interest from at least two notable tech companies - Google and Salesforce. According to CNBC, Twitter may receive a formal bid "shortly," with Twitter's board keen to strike a deal.
Perennially popular virtual private network (VPN) provider TunnelBear is rolling out a handful of updates to its desktop apps today, with a focus on looks, speed, and security. Rolling out to Mac and Windows users, the most immediately striking facet of the new TunnelBear app is that it no longer sports the "retro" wood look, and has been modernized for MacOS Sierra and Windows 10.
Instagram has announced that it now has more than 500,000 advertisers using the platform to market their wares. The milestone figure comes seven months after the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing service said it has passed 200,000 advertisers, meaning it has grown by around 150 percent since February.
"There comes a point when every startup founder does some soul-searching and asks the question: What is it that I actually want out of this?," explained Ben Medlock, SwiftKey cofounder and chief technology officer (CTO), to a packed audience in London.
You're driving along, whistling a merry tune while guided by a GPS-powered contraption plastered to your windscreen, when all of a sudden darkness descends as you enter a tunnel and you kiss goodbye to your satellite navigation smarts.
Lemonade, a peer-to-peer (P2P) insurance firm that's been in stealth for a year, has finally launched to the public in its first market. The New York-based startup raised a chunky $13 million seed round last year, in one of lead investor Sequoia Capital's largest ever seed investments.
Pay-per-mile car insurance service Metromile revealed that it has raised a whopping $191.5 million over a number of rounds dating back to 2014. The San Francisco-based startup says it closed a hitherto unannounced $38.4 million Series C round back in late 2014 and closed a $103.1 million Series D round in Q1 2016, before nabbing a $50 million "strategic investment" from China Pacific Insurance (CPIC) just this month.
D.light, a for-profit social enterprise that sells solar-powered products, has raised $22.5 million in funding to push its wares into more off-grid communities around the world. Founded in 2006, D.light manufactures and distributes a range of solar lighting products, including the D30 bundle, which includes a solar panel, battery-charging pack, solar lights, switches, FM radio, and a torch and is underpinned by D.light's pay-as-you-go platform.
Tinder has revealed the next step in its mission to help users meet their perfect match, as Spotify opens up its catalog of songs to the perennially popular dating app. Launched in 2012, Tinder has become the de facto hook-up app for many, claiming tens of millions of users around 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
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".