An Australian tech entrepreneur has blasted Uber’s alleged payment of a ransom to keep the theft of the private data of 57 million users from being revealed. Last month, Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi admitted that millions of user data had been exposed, some 13 months after the breach occurred in October 2016. Khosrowshahi, who only took the reins at the ridesharing company in September, announced two employees responsible for the incident response had been fired.
1. Day One in Australia was the best, says Amazon. The ecommerce giant says yesterday’s launch was the most successful of all its international expansion efforts, although it didn’t give specific numbers â€“ other than saying “tens of thousands” visited the site in the first 24 hours. Meanwhile, Appliances Online founder John Winning says Amazon will kill “bad retail” and businesses like his, with their logistics worked out, will be fine. 2.
An Australian fintech founder claims that the move towards a cashless society is harming consumers, especially millennials who lose track of how much they’re spending. Co-founder of Sydney startup Carrots Money, Jacqueline Park, says not physically handling money makes it too easy to spend excessively. “Things like contactless pay and Afterpay are making spending money really, really easy. We’re removing money from the physical world.
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".