Smartwatches and fitness trackers along with an array of other wearable technology have been in the market place for some time now. While the first products – such as the original Apple Watch in 2015 and the Fitbit a decade ago – were heralded as the dawn of a new age of technology, the wearables revolution didn’t quite take off in the way we first expected. However with the rise of the internet of things and voice-powered technology, the wearables market has been given a second-coming.
As expected, yesterday’s Budget set aside huge swathes of cash for technology industries. It included more money for artificial intelligence and the development of 5G networks. There will also be funding to put driverless cars on UK roads by 2021. And the chancellor also pledged to boost digital skills, including tripling the number of trained computer science teachers to 12,000, as he hopes the UK can keep building on its strong tech foundations to claw back any money that will be lost to Brexit.
Nominations for the PCR Awards 2018 are open! With awards for retailers and resellers to distributors and vendors, the PCR Awards cover all areas of the Channel. In total there are 20 awards up for grabs, with a number of new award categories added to the lineup. In the Channel Services category two new gongs for a Marketing and PR Agency as well as Cloud Services have been created.
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".