Google is expanding a ride-sharing service that would directly compete with Uber and similar companies, The Wall Street Journal reports, the latest development in the two firms' dissolution from partners to rivals. Google's service, which will be available through the company's Waze navigation app, would essentially work as a digital carpooling platform, linking paying ride-seekers with drivers headed in the same direction.
European officials on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, plus interest, to Ireland. The European Commission is essentially accusing Apple of harboring profits in Ireland in exchange for providing jobs there. The arrangement, say European officials, meant Apple has enjoyed tax benefits not extended to its competition.
This story originally appeared on Time.com. Got an iPhone? Update it. Right now. This is not a drill. Why the urgency? Apple on Thursday released a patch fixing a previously unknown security flaw that can give hackers complete access to a targeted iPhone. That is a Very Bad Thing.
Got an iPhone? Update it. Right now. This is not a drill. Why the urgency? Apple on Thursday released a patch fixing a previously unknown security flaw that can give hackers complete access to a targeted iPhone. That is a Very Bad Thing.
Uber called it quits in China earlier this month, selling its operations there to local rival Didi Chuxing rather than continue heavy spending to sustain a price war. "Uber and Didi Chuxing are investing billions of dollars in China and both companies have yet to turn a profit there," lamanted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick at the time.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be courting the Silicon Valley elite Wednesday at a fundraiser co-hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Tickets to the event range from $2,700 to $50,000, according to BuzzFeed News. The event comes as technology firms have been increasingly intertwined in politics and policy issues.
Whether you play video games or not, they've become an integral part of our culture. For some, it's hard to imagine a world without video games-the chup-chup-boop of an arcade legend like Space Invaders or the growling "Finish Him!" in Mortal Kombat can be as evocative as a Michael Jackson or Beatles tune.
Apple has acquired a California-based startup that's been working on a platform for users to store and manage their personal health data, Fast Company reports. The acquisition happened earlier this year; the company is just now confirming it. The startup, Gliimpse, was relatively small, having only $1 million in funding since launching in 2013, according to CrunchBase.
Dozens of autonomous Uber vehicles are about to be roaming the streets of Pittsburg, but the company's chief executive says its human drivers have nothing to worry about. "I don't think the number of human drivers will go down anytime soon," Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told Business Insider.
Trolls, as Joel Stein writes in TIME's cover story this week, are taking over the Internet. One of the social networks most affected is Twitter, which critics say isn't doing enough to curb abuse, racism and hate speech on the platform.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.