Apple created waves on Wednesday evening by saying it expected to pay a $38 billion tax bill - the largest of its kind in history - as it brings home a big pile of cash, most of which was once held by its Irish subsidiaries. Joe Brennan reports on the landmark move, also raising the question of how this might affect the company’s appeal against the European Commission’s decision that it pay up to €15 billion in back taxes to the Republic.
Early investors in Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power will be able to trade shares in the company before the end of the year, offering a promised exit opportunity. Joe Brennan has details on this, having conducted a wide-ranging interview with Andy Kinsella, the company’s still relatively new chief executive. Mr Kinsella explains how Mainstream’s backers owe much to a bird charity that looks out for puffins, razorbills and kittiwakes.
Anglo Irish Bank, the biggest zombie of the financial crash, dies a little bit more every day, with Joe Brennan reporting this morning on how one of its debt-holders has officially given up on winning back of the £300 million (€337 million) it is owed. Lambay Capital Securities, a special purpose vehicle, held the riskiest debt in the bank, with much of it ending up in the hands of hedge funds.
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".