London transit authority deletes Uber. In the latest blow to the ride-hailing company, Transport for London said it will not re-issue a private-hire license for Uber after its current permit expires at the end of this month. The organization said Uber is "not fit and proper" to carry a permit, citing "a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications," according to the Financial Times.
Plus: The news gets worse on the Equifax data breach, and Facebook promises to do better on ad targeting. Amazon plots big changes for Whole Foods. New corporate parent Amazon will no longer allow brand advocates to promote their products or check on placement in Whole Foods stores as of next April, according to The Wall Street Journal. The decision is part of the retail giant’s push to make the grocery chain more like a conventional market, according to the newspaper. The Equifax hack gets worse.
Plus: Uber reviews its business in Asia, and the reason some experts think Toys 'R' Us is far from extinction. Big cable takes a pass on Spicer. The Emmys (and James Corden) might have embraced him, but former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer won’t be getting a gig as a paid contributor at a major cable TV news network. "The news organizations might use him on roundtables, but [a paid exclusive contributor job] is not happening" at ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, or CNN, a source told NBC News.
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".