Looking to simplify creation of virtual reality (VR) video, Google June 22 announced that YouTube and its Daydream VR unit will launch VR180, new software and a camera that makes its easier for creators to shoot and develop VR content. VR video cameras with VR180 technology will be available later this year from LG and Lenovo that enable users to upload VR content to a desktop for editing with conventional online video tools.
National bookseller Barnes & Noble June 22 said its Nook Digital Business unit posted a fourth-quarter (ended April 29) operating loss of $7.9 million on revenue of $32 million. That compared with an operating loss of $23.9 million on revenue of $42 million during the previous-year period. Nook includes Nook Video (electronic sellthrough, packaged media and transactional VOD), in addition to the Nook tablet.
YouTube is launching an original video series in which aspiring footwear designers from around the world battle it out to determine who can design, develop and produce the next great sneaker. “Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge” is an eight-episode series launching this fall on Google’s SVOD service, YouTube Red, from producer Ken Mok (“America’s Next Top Model”) and hosted by YouTube celebrity Adande Thorne.
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".