Alibaba has come up with an interesting way of promoting their Singles Day event these past two years. Last year, the retail giant experimented with VR technology for the first time. This year, the company improved upon this concept, which is pretty interesting to keep an eye on. While last year’s VR shopping platform saw very little interest, that certainly changed in spectacular fashion for this year.
The VR gaming industry is perfect for indie developers looking to make a lasting impact over the next few years. The developers of Vertigo have certainly shown the world the indie game industry is in a good place right now. It is evident this game is a bit rough around the edges, but other than that, it makes for a rather memorable experience overall. The game is available for the HTC Vive for the price of $14.99.
We have seen Pixar release their VR app not too long ago. It is good to see movie industry giants focus on this new industry in an attempt to help legitimize it. In a surprising turn of events, Paramount Pictures has created a new platform for distributing new feature content Thanks to a partnership with Bigscreen, the first VR movie theater will be opened to the public very soon. It is always good to see VR technology gain more appeal in the eyes of the general public.
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".