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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Ride-sharing services are becoming more and more popular and sometimes people are using them in unexpected ways. For example: A new study indicates that when Uber comes to an area, some people will opt to use ride-sharing instead of an ambulance to get to the hospital. An ambulance contains some of the most sophisticated medical technology available and it’s expensive, as is the ambulance ride itself.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Almost a week after a huge security flaw was discovered in chips that run most computer processors — the race is on to fix them. But, some of the fixes seem to be running into trouble and now tech folks are trying to figure out how to fix the fix. When the flaw was discovered, researchers were aghast because it meant that almost every computer, tablet, smartphone and even cloud server had been vulnerable to hackers for more than 20 years.
Wal-mart spokesperson: laid off hourly employees of Sam’s Club will receive compensation for 60 days and offers to transfer elsewhere within the company. If they don’t transfer after 60 days – they will be offered severance. Memberships remain good & can be used elsewhere. #wncn
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".