Nine tech startups cashing in on cannabisByCharlotte Jee & Christina Mercer| Nov 21, 2017Share TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle PlusRecreational use of marijuana was legalised in Colorado and Washington in 2012. Alaska and Oregon made it legal in 2015, with more US states - especially those where it is already allowed for medical reasons - expected to follow. And where legalisation leads, opportunities to make a lot of money follow.
Samsung is looking to its venture capital arm, ‘Next’, to find the next big thing within tech. Next was launched in 2013 and has since made over 60 investments and 15 acquisitions of startups, Felix Petersen, managing director of Samsung Next Europe, told Techworld at Web Summit. It has offices in Korea, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and Berlin. “We invest in anything that has the potential to be transformative to Samsung within a two to five year horizon,” he says.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has its fingers in a lot of pies. Subsidiaries include self-driving car company Waymo, research and development lab ‘X’ and smart home firm Nest. One that receives less attention is GV, formerly called Google Ventures, its venture capital investment arm founded in 2009. GV has backed about 350 companies and has £1.9 billion in funds.
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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".