Eight of the best chatbot building platforms for developersShare TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle PlusWe’ve already seen unprecedented hype about chatbots in 2016 thanks to Microsoft’s bot ‘Tay’ and Facebook’s decision to integrate chatbot capabilities into Messenger. The use of artificial intelligence and ability to converse in natural language can make chatbots seem as if we are experiencing the future right now.
12 UK internet of things startups to watchByCharlotte Jee & Hannah Williams| Sep 04, 2017Share TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle PlusThe hype about the Internet of Things has continued to soar since 2016, and it doesn’t seem to be decreasing anytime soon. This has led to a growing number of startups hoping to harness this emerging technology.
Startups are always looking for ways to boost their growth. One increasingly popular route lies with accelerators: fixed-term programmes that include mentorship and training and conclude with a public pitch or demo day. It's worth thinking carefully about whether an accelerator is right for your startup. And once you've made the decision to apply for one, it's also worth preparing properly to ensure your startup has the best shot at success. Firstly, should you even apply for an accelerator?
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".