The announcement of a proposal by Broadcom to acquire Qualcomm for over $100 billion dollars brought immediate reaction by the industry because of its size and scope, but the impact of such a transaction could have much broader effects that would be felt for years to come. As with most acquisition, there is concern over the company cultures, but the differences between these two companies also include different business models.
The recent wave of tech acquisitions leaped to a new level with the proposed $100+ billion acquisition of Qualcomm by Broadcom. The acquisition would create a semiconductor company with a $200 market capitalization and leadership positions in networking and communications. Approximately 85% of the deal would be in cash. This is a large sum for a company with just over $17 billion in revenues in 2017.
Security is one of those never-ending challenges for the electronics industry. As an example, security always ranks near the top of consumer concerns in surveys. However, few consumers ever ask how secure a product, such as a smartphone, smart TV, car, or any other product is before purchase. Consumers simply expect security to be included, and often don’t look for it or cannot tell when it is not included.
The more I look at the growth of @salesforce, the more I am concerned. Can this growth continue unabated? Could cloud service providers and AI upend this successful business model? What am I missing? https://t.co/SKhKPSyMRJ
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".