Spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is expected to grow 23% this year, to $160 billion, according to research firm IDC. Analysts at IDC predict the discrete manufacturing, professional services, and banking industries will spend the most on public cloud services in 2018. They believe that spending will slow a bit through 2021 but still achieve a 22% annualized growth rate over the period spanning from 2016 to 2021.
Shares of PayPal Holdings Inc. PYPL, +2.55% were little changed in premarket trading Wednesday after Jefferies analyst Ramsey El-Assal raised his price target on the stock to $95, a new Street high. He's upbeat about broad consumer spending trends toward the end of last year, ahead of PayPal's fourth-quarter earnings release. "Particularly robust eCommerce figures in October/November/December... mirror the structural shift from in-store to online spending," El-Assal wrote, citing SpendTrend data.
Facebook Inc. FB, +0.54% shares are up 0.6% in Thursday morning trading after its WhatsApp segment said it would roll out a new messaging app for small businesses. WhatsApp said in a blog post that the new app would "make it easier for companies to connect with customers, and more convenient for our 1.3 billion users to chat with businesses that matter to them."
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".