Here is some of the other news we've been tracking today:> Verizon has joined the Open Network Automation Platform project as a Platinum member, a move that reflects the service provider's desire to drive industry harmony around network virtualization and automation. FierceTelecom article> Tegna and Sony Pictures Television have entered into an exclusive, multiyear distribution agreement for Tegna’s programming in the United States and internationally.
Comcast has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), naming the vendor its preferred cloud provider. As Comcast noted in its press release today, its cable division is now focused on cloud services, including the X1 Voice Remote technology that now extends past the pay TV system and is being used as the controller for Comcast’s xFi Wi-Fi management tools, as well as its home automation offerings.
Dark, mortal terminology gets thrown around a lot on the media and telecom business. As new technologies constantly emerge, there’s always something in the incumbent realm that’s said to be dead or dying. From brick-and-mortar packaged media and bookstores to QAM-delivered video, we all gotta go sometime. But it turns out that disruption ain’t easy, either. And as the field of subscription video on demand services has proliferated over the last seven years, there have been a few casualties.
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".