We look back at the technology pioneers who have passed away this year, and the legacies that they have left behind. (The list below is in alphabetical order.) Nigerian programmer and entrepreneur co-founded pass.ng, a self-testing online platform which helps students practice for national examinations, in 2013. It won Airtel's Catapult-a-Startup in 2014, the 2015 AAI pitch-fest competition, and the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) in 2016.
Most of the focus of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation has so far been on the B2C sphere, with the exception of the fear-mongering surrounding the idea that robots are going to steal our jobs. In reality of course, AI and automation offer huge potential to businesses and besides, we’ve weathered similar revolutions before.
Think virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and you probably think gaming. But there’s also a whole host of business applications. We spoke to some of the leading industry experts to get their views on which industries will be most disrupted by AR and VR in 2018; two key areas are the Internet of Things and cybersecurity – you can find out why below.
I’m currently camped out in the kitchen, perched upon a trunk, using the chopping board as a desk and the bin as a side table… because it’s the only way to keep the dog quiet while the carpet fitters are here. #Dogsincharge#LifeofRiley
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".