Snap Inc (NYSE: ) continues to sink following its discouraging second-quarter earnings report. But fear not, SNAP stock holders … there’s still hope. All CEO Evan Spiegel has to do is something he has disparaged since the company was founded: sell out … to Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: ), no less. A Business Insider report earlier this month said Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: ) floated a hefty $30 billion offer for Snap last year, and there might have been other more informal talks beyond that.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: ) has lost some of its mojo since its second-quarter earnings report, with AMZN stock down more than 8% since then. CEO Jeff Bezos is no longer the richest person in the world … though no one’s going to be holding a bake sale for him any time soon. Right now, it’s best to keep things in perspective. Amazon stock still is up an impressive 28% in 2017 — better than other top tech operators including Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: ) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: ).
The technology sector has roared ahead in 2017. However, it has been a lopsided effort, with much of the gains concentrated in a few well-known tech stocks such as Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: ), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: ) and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ). While these stocks should continue to do well going forward, keeping your eye only on the sector’s giants will cause you to miss out on the high-reward opportunities in the small- and mid-cap spaces.
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".