Intel intends to grow its share in the booming smart home market. Intel and Amazon have announced a new partnership today (20 October), creating a development kit that allows third-party developers to embed Alexa voice control capabilities in smart home devices. Called the Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit, it acts as a far-field voice recognition solution and claims to be the first device to combine the “Alexa” wake word and far-field processing on one single chip.
The acquisition of Perspica will mean sharper data insights provided by Cisco. Yesterday (19 October), networking hardware company Cisco announced it intends to acquire Perspica, a firm that specialises in data stream analysis via machine learning. This follows its March acquisition of AppDynamics, a privately held software firm dealing in app and business performance monitoring.
New research from Fujitsu shows that digital transformation can’t be achieved through technology alone. A report published today (20 October) by Fujitsu Ireland shows that four in ten business decision makers in medium-to-large Irish firms surveyed have cancelled a digital project in the last two years at an average cost of €137,625, while 20pc of those surveyed had experienced a failed project that set their business back an average of €831,500.
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".