Those commuting via taxi in Singapore now have the option to pay using their smartphone's QR reader, through an initiative launched by DBS in partnership with ComfortDelGro Taxi. Users of DBS PayLah -- the bank's mobile wallet -- can now make instant QR code payments in 16,000 ComfortDelGro taxis across the city-state, as the finance giant edges towards its goal of boasting 60,000 QR code payment acceptance points by the end of 2017.
Blockchain Global has announced it will be powering the first dedicated cryptocurrency exchange platform for the NEM Foundation, a non-profit supporting the NEM blockchain. The NEM peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and blockchain platform launched in early 2015. It currently claims the title as the sixth most valuable blockchain token in the world with a market cap of $1.5 billion, behind bitcoin in first spot with $42 billion, then etherium with $19 billion, followed by ripple, litecoin, and dash.
Australian energy supplier AGL has announced a $10 million investment in smart home startup August Home, touted as a strategic move to enter the connected home market. AGL executive general manager for New Energy Elisabeth Brinton said on Thursday the $10 million investment is part of a broader innovation strategy, allowing insight and access to new connected home technology.
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".