Visa has opened new data centres in Singapore and the UK to expand its transaction processing capabilities and meet growing demand for digital payments. The two sites would operate in sync with the payment company's two other such facilities in North America, it said in a statement Wednesday. The new centres, though, would only begin processing global transactions next year.
More than 70 percent of consumers in Asia-Pacific believe their personal data is not properly protected online, with 55 percent unlikely to use online services if there is no guarantee such information is secured. Cybersecurity also was a top concern among respondents, according to a survey released by Internet Society (ISOC), which polled more than 2,000 across 40 markets in the region, the majority of whom were the industry group's members and from South Asia.
Alibaba's strategy of marrying the online and offline realms appears to be paying off, pushing it streaks ahead of Amazon as the Chinese e-commerce giant now looks to extend its gameplay into Southeast Asia. Alibaba last week added three Hema stores in Beijing and Shanghai, which expanded its network of the physical sites to 13 across China and, in doing so, demonstrated how it had seamlessly coupled its online and offline infrastructures to power its "new retail" vision.
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".