US tech giant Apple is reportedly buying London based music recognition app Shazam for $400m (£300 million), well below its most recent valuation. Founded in 1999 by four US expats based in London, Shazam’s groundbreaking software is able to recognise a song in just a few beats and boasts over 100 million users a month.
Sterling was trading at $1.3376 in early morning trading, sliding 0.2 per cent after hitting a one week low of $1.3363 on Wednesday. The pound has steadily declined against the dollar since November 30 - when it hit a two month high of $1.3548 - as British Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to begin negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU due to conflict over the Irish border.
A single Bitcoin was valued at $15,052 by 11.30am today, up from $12,591 on Wednesday morning and more than 8 per cent up on the opening price of $13,709 - an almost unprecedented gain for a currency or financial asset. In comparison, the UK FTSE’s 100 index - which tracks the share price of the country’s biggest companies - has risen 6.6 per cent over the past year. Bitcoin’s total market cap - or the total value of all coins - is now $248billion (£185.55bn).
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".