Bot Metrics, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in - you got it.. - metrics and analysis for chat bots has landed funding to help developers and early bot enthusiasts get a better understanding of their services and users. We've said it before, but mobile has totally shifted the goal posts, particularly around analysis and measurement.
Google today announced a collection of updates that are aimed at helping get 'the next billion' internet users in India and emerging markets online. One of the more subtle yet interesting components to that push is the launch of Google Station, a project to enable free public Wi-Fi hotspots, which is now open for new partners.
Google has introduced a new version of YouTube that is dedicated to users in emerging markets. 'YouTube Go' is initially available in India and Android only. It builds on some of the features Google has added to YouTube's mobile apps in recent years, including the ability to save clips offline.
Hot on the heels of the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple's first smartphone with dual reverse-facing cameras, so China's Xiaomi has joined the double camera club with Mi 5s Plus announced today. It in fact announced two phones, Apple style.
Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing company, may be about to get into bicycles. Bike sharing, to be precise. The company, which is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of Uber's business unit in China, today revealed that it has invested in a young startup called Ofo which lets people borrow bikes.
The company behind iconic music magazine Rolling Stone has sold a 49 percent share in the business to a startup from Singapore in a bid to grow its international reach. U.S.-based Wenner Media announced the sale of its stake to Singapore's BandLab this weekend, although the price paid was not disclosed.
Online furniture retailer Dot & Bo has abruptly closed its doors today. The San Francisco-based company said in an announcement that it had been in "deep discussions to be acquired by a prominent public company" but, after those talks broke down, it had no option but to shut down.
A day after a Daily Beast story revealed that he had donated money to an organization supporting Donald Trump's President run, Oculus founder (and Facebook employee) Palmer Luckey has come clean about his activities. Well, kinda.
Fresh from raising $750 million in new financing this week, Uber rival in Southeast Asia Grab is now making a move into the self-driving car space after it agreed to a partnership with NuTonomy, the MIT spin-out that is developing autonomous vehicles.
India's fast-growing economy means more people are moving to urban areas and getting on the housing ladder. That in turn has produced a series of companies that use the internet to help home owners and renters outfit their places of residence with furniture.
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
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".