Just like the country we call home, the CanCon podcast is highly in favour of celebrating our arbitrary milestones. But as we reached our 100th podcast episode, we decided that giant rubber ducks or city-wide games of snakes and ladders would not suffice. Instead, for CanCon 100, you’ll find some of our best conversations about Canadian tech and tech from a Canadian perspective over the last year: the Very Serious™ ones, the ones we did for the lulz, and the ones that landed somewhere in-between.
Vincent Mifsud has stepped down from his role as ScribbleLive’s CEO, BetaKit has learned. In an email sent to company employees this morning, ScribbleLive announced that Mifsud will leave his operational role as CEO, effective January 12th. According to those present during a company-wide call today, Mifsud will be departing to join a senior role at a global company with operations in Toronto, the specifics of which will be announced Monday.
A year ago, we posed a question during our 2016 year-end retrospective: does tech make things better? That question became the framework through which CanCon viewed a turbulent 2017, before it exploded beyond the confines of Canada’s best tech podcast to become one of the dominant points of public discourse – i.e., even your mom was asking about it.
Say they have $800 left on that phone. If they can't get that amount off their bill in two months, their account can be cancelled. Accounts being cancelled can affect your credit. Bad credit limits so many avenues in life. There's a real spiraling human cost here.
An important follow up thought: imagine this happening to someone without capacity to pay. Person on a contract because they couldn't afford to but phone outright, and switching plans because they NEED it to be cheaper.
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".