Canada’s 9-1-1 service is woefully behind that of other jurisdictions. How can technology help? When we call for emergency services, we don't think about how we'll be taken care of – we just assume it will work. That unquestioning faith turned around for unwary IP and cellular phone users when those technologies were first introduced. Operators couldn't pin down the caller's location. People died. Other tech glitches also resulted in deaths.
Mastercard, with the help of Bill and Melinda Gates, is building mobile tools to support micro-payments, and with them the African merchants who need records and credit to grow. Let's face it, when it comes to payment methods, we're spoiled. We can use credit cards, debit cards, digital wallets, or even good old fashioned cash (remember that?). The rest of the world isn't necessarily as lucky. In many areas of Africa, a lot of people don't have access to affordable credit.
You’d be forgiven if, when you hear the term “blockchain,” you immediately think of Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies are taking the markets by storm, masking other use cases for the technology. Don’t be fooled, though – Bitcoin and its ilk are just one small example of the ways hyperledgers can be used. Blockchain will generate more than US$176 billion in business value worldwide by 2025, according to analysts Gartner, and exceed US$3.1 trillion by 2030.
@andrekutyan@shanedingman Nice piece, but the alleged experts have missed one important factor. Empty nesters, who may have already paid for their homes, can't afford to move to liberate these "vacant bedrooms" because of the insane housing prices. They are not about to leave the areas they know & love.
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".