Venture capital firm Atomico plans to increase its investment in the games industry following the appointment of eRepublik Labs CEO Alexis Bonte to the role of venture partner. Bonte, who previously served as executive in residence at the company, will advise on new investments in France, Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe. As well as driving growth in games investment, he’ll also be involved in the blockchain and travel sectors.
The winners of the first ever Mobile Games Awards in assocation with Game Insight have been revealed during a sell-out ceremony filled with the hottest games companies and key personnel. Industry veteran Kristian Segerstrale was awarded the Mobile Legend accolade for his services to the industry. He’s been a pioneer in the mobile and free-to-play spaces for years, founding some of the industry’s most successful companies in Glu Mobile (Macrospace) and Playfish.
One of the hottest games on mobile right now is actually more like a quiz show. Created by the co-founders of the popular but now defunct video app Vine, HQ Trivia is now attracting millions of players for its quizzes, which run twice a day on weekdays and once a day at weekends. It's perhaps little surprise then that our most read article of the last week is our look into how the game works and how it might monetise its large userbase.
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".