An online platform that will enable cycling enthusiasts and service providers to connect with one another will launch in South Africa in February. Developed for cyclists who love their bikes, hubtiger connects them with data, information, and service providers. “We have a long-term vision for hubtiger but initially are focusing on the bicycle and the cyclist. Cyclists love their bicycles, so we want to help them look after it.
Visa has announced the appointment of two new members to its Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) team. Prenolan Naidoo and Brandon Mncube join various Visa SSA divisions, and both appointees will be based in South Africa. Prenolan Naidoo joined Visa SSA earlier this month as a Director in the SSA team, as part of the CEMEA VCA team. Naidoo joins the team from Nedbank, one of South Africa’s leading banks, where he held the position of Senior Business Analyst.
The world of interconnected devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to go mass market, with the smart devices market already worth tens of billions of Dollars annually. However, many consumers are rightfully concerned about how secure these devices actually are. “There is no bullet proof security for IoT devices,” says MyCyberCare’s Simon Campbell-Young, adding that consumers need to think of other ways to protect themselves. “Let’s face it.
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".