Mobile phones first emerged in the mid-1970s, but it took about a decade for the business to begin in earnest, starting with 1983's Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, a humorous clunker that looked like a brick and cost around $4,000. As is often the case in the tech world, mobile phone prices fell rapidly, even as performance increased and devices grew ever more portable. Today, a state-of-the-art mobile phone with every gimmick runs about $400 to $700 unlocked.
aNewDomain — Jerry Pournelle was a friend and I already miss him. I last saw him just a few weeks ago at his house over dinner. I was always amazed at how vibrant he remained after brain cancer then a stroke. After his brain cancer, I would call him every so often to see how he sounded, something he appreciated. I’d report that he sounded like himself, which was distinctive, and that was what he wanted to hear. I was surprised and saddened that he passed just the day before.
Cloud storage is big business. Can you keep your servers running and connected to the internet? If so, it's like printing money. The proof: For the first time, Microsoft makes more money from cloud services than from traditional licenses, Channel EYE says. Jeff Bezos also told Charlie Rose last year that Amazon makes most of its profits from the cloud, too, and that it's at least seven years ahead of its rivals.
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".