Kyle Alspach is a senior staff writer for BetaBoston, a Boston Globe innovation news site. He has been a journalist in Massachusetts since 2005, most recently as technology editor for the Boston Business Journal.
Scott Darling, president of Dell Technologies Capital, says that investing in startups that compete with parent company Dell Technologies is far from forbidden. It's actually part of doing business. "Something that may look competitive today, could be something that's very important to [Dell] later," Darling told CRN in an interview. "And you have to be willing to take risks and bet on things that may not look entirely aligned, and do it anyway."
While HP's new EliteBook x360 is our favorite laptop for business right now, the HP Spectre x360--which isn't as overtly targeted at work usage--actually comes pretty close on our business laptop faves list. That's thanks in large part to the beautiful design of the laptop--a sleek black and gold exterior--that is paired with major horsepower and smooth overall performance.
The printer market is not dead -- it's just been lacking in imagination and execution. That, at least, is the message coming from HP Inc. The company held an event for journalists and analysts last week at its Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters to make its case for why print is a cutting-edge technology area once again.
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".