Dan Costa is the Editor in Chief of PCMag.com and SVP of Content for Ziff Davis, which Includes Geek.com, ExtremeTech,com, ComputerShopper.com In addition to reading a lot of product reviews, he writes about social, business, and consumer technology trends.
For this week's edition of Fast Forward, I'm talking to Mark Simpson, VP of Offering Management and Strategy for IBM Watson Marketing. We'll be discussing Watson, of course, but also artificial intelligence, machine learning, andâ€”most importantlyâ€”how businesses use these tools to better understand their customers, partners, and how they operate their businesses. Read or watch our full discussion below.
Every year, Sony and Microsoft square off to see who can generate more buzz at E3. Microsoft grabbed headlines by unveiling the new Xbox One X, which - when it ships in November - will unquestionably be the most powerful console on the market. Meanwhile, Sony touted sales of its existing PlayStation 4; the company has shipped more than 60 million consoles to date. Sony also has an early start on the emerging VR market with more than 1 million PlayStation VR sets already shipped.
Welcome to Fast Forward, where we have conversations about living in the future. Today we're talking about internet security with Scott Chasin, CEO and co-founder of ProtectWise. WannaCry is on the agenda, but we'll also discuss a new approach to security and protection that involves visualization. The idea is to make security understandable to you, to me, and the many people who don't understand how to navigate a command line. Read and watch our chat below.
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".