Mobile-game critters need money from their young keepers, and parents are paying. Are the marketers of expensive e-trinkets too eager to take advantage of child consumers? Joshua Gallo of Los Angeles loves breeding and caring for a virtual menagerie of big-eyed, brightly colored creatures in an iPad game called "Tiny Zoo."
Apple Inc. rolled out a host of new features for the latest iPhone, then threw in one big pain in the neck. Along with a bigger screen, better camera and faster speeds, the iPhone 5 sports a redesigned plug for cords that connect the device to electrical outlets or home computers.
Veterans like Yahoo have shown they have staying power-and they have cash to spend. But companies like Yahoo's target, a blogging site, have something valuable as well: the rapt attention of fast-growing communities of users. That has pushed up the price tags as more established companies fear getting left behind as people's online habits evolve.
On the morning of Sunday, April 8, Facebook Inc.'s youthful chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, alerted his board of directors that he intended to buy Instagram, the hot photo-sharing service. It was the first the board heard of what, later that day, would become Facebook's largest acquisition ever, according to several people familiar with the matter.
Two-year-old design website Fab is now worth more than $1 billion, thanks to an investment led in part by Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd. China's largest listed Internet company is contributing to a $150 million round of venture capital and will appoint a director to Fab's board.
In less than two years, design retailer Fab.com has become an e-commerce star. Selling such quirky items as patchwork poufs and animal-printed T -shirts, it has amassed millions of users and a roughly $700 million valuation in a recent round of investment.
Technology The social network intends to grow during the downturn, but Facebook's imprecise and illiquid stock valuation limited its appeal to Twitter Facebook remains on the lookout for acquisitions after its failed attempt to buy microblogging site Twitter, one of the company's directors and largest investors says.
Technology The social networking site will tap Digital Sky Technologies for expansion funds in a deal valuing Facebook at $10 billion. Still no public issue Ending months of fevered speculation over whether it would raise more money, social network Facebook said on May 26 that it will take a $200 million investment from Russia's Digital Sky Technologies.
IBM and Lenovo are grappling with ways to resolve U.S. national-security concerns over IBM's proposed $2.3 billion sale of its computer-servers business to the Chinese company. The worries center around possible vulnerabilities to Chinese spies or hackers.
International Business Machines Corp. and Lenovo Group Ltd. are grappling with ways to resolve U.S. security concerns over IBM's proposed $2.3 billion sale of its computer-servers business to the Chinese company. The deal, struck in January, remains in limbo as the U.S.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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.