Apple has acquired Vrvana, the AR headset developer, for $30 million, reports TechCrunch. The Canadian startup is best known for their hybrid headset Totem, which has not yet been released. Apple has neither denied nor confirmed the development, but sources told TechCrunch that several of the Vrvana employees have already joined Apple in California. However, the Vrvana site has still not gone black, but social accounts and news updates stopped this year in August.
BlackBerry and TCL might be working to launch a new smartphone codenamed QUALCOMM BBF100-1. The said device recently appeared on GeekBench, and is believed to be the BlackBerry KEYone successor. It got really good numbers on GeekBench. The BlackBerry Motion carried the model number BBD-100-X while the KEYone carried BBB100-X, where X is a letter used depending on the region.
Amazon might finally open its expanded Australian market in time for Black Friday as the company has asked sellers to be prepared for the upcoming sale. Black Friday deals are already live in the United States, so Australian customers can now also expect hefty discounts coming their way with the Amazon Australian launch. About ten days back, Amazon said it was “very close” to its launch in Australia.
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".