The City of Louisville has emerged as a surprising leader in the movement toward smart cities and on Wednesday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that the city is opening a 7,000 square foot smart city command center in downtown Louisville and it will be capped off by the new CNET Urban Smart Home one floor above it.
For past several years, TechRepublic's site analytics have shown that the most common Android phones accessing our site have all been Nexus devices. So, we know that a lot of professionals are into that pure, unmodified experience of Google's version of Android.
We like to think of big data as one of the most important advancements in the tech industry in recent years. While the term itself has been abused for marketing purposes, the real concept behind big data--combining structured data (traditional business data) with unstructured data (new publicly available data sources)--produces new kinds of insights that were never possible before.
The 2016 Azbee awards have been handed out by the American Society of American Business Publication Editors and TechRepublic has come away with multiple honors. For the fourth time in eight years, TechRepublic was named a Top 10 B2B Website of the Year for 2016.
If you've spent much time on TechRepublic, you've probably noticed Nick Heath's byline on an astounding array of different topics-from conflict minerals in the Congo to Microsoft's ouster from Munich, Germany to in-depth coverage on the unexpected rise of the Raspberry Pi.
I played several different sports in high school, but the one I enjoyed the most was cross country. That was because high school sports can be surprisingly political. Stars always stand out no matter where they come from, but when there was a lot of similarly talented athletes competing for the rest of the spots, judging between them can get highly subjective.
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Twitter continues to chase to the wrong destiny. It's sitting on one of the most valuable data sources in human history, and yet it continues to think it's an advertising platform. It continues to chase Facebook for social advertising dollars in a game that Twitter can never win because Facebook knows a lot more about its users.
At Apple's WWDC 2016 we shouldn't expect to hear anything about the company's much-rumored electric car, but that doesn't mean the biggest potential moonshot in company history won't overshadow the events this week. On hearing the rumors about Apple building a car, my first--admittedly cynical--reaction was, "Are they going to make it thinner and lighter?"
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.