The Harvard Kennedy School, a public policy school at Harvard University, has rescinded its invitation for whistleblower Chelsea Manning to become a visiting fellow. The move came late Thursday, after former CIA director Michael Morrell resigned his fellowship in protest at Manning's prospective fellowship. Current CIA director Mike Pompeo also voiced his anger by cancelling a Thursday evening speaking engagement at the school.
The Japanese tech giant Softbank, which has for months been mulling over a major investment in Uber , reportedly wants a big discount for taking a stake in the U.S. ride-hailing firm . According to a Thursday report in The Wall Street Journal , Softbank's stake may be as large as 22% if it can convince existing shareholders to sell on the terms it's offering. The deal would also involve buying shares directly from Uber.
The Finnish mobile gaming company Rovio has announced the price range for its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) later this month. The Angry Birds firm on Friday set the initial price range for its Helsinki flotation at €10.25-€11.50 ($12.24-$13.73) per share, which would give it a valuation somewhere in the region of $1 billion. That's a far cry from the $2 billion valuation that was rumored when IPO predictions emerged last month.
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".