Microsoft, Facebook and global telecommunication infrastructure company Telxius today announced the completion of highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic. It connects Virgina Beach in the US, to Bilbao in Spain. Dubbed Spanish for “tide”, Marea can transfer up to 160 terabits of data per second. To put that in a perspective, it is 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection.
Microsoft is getting ready for a big revamp of the Windows Store in Windows 10. Earlier this year, we reported that Microsoft could be rebranding the Windows Store to Microsoft Store where the company would sell more than just apps, games and other content for Windows 10 devices. And today, the change is finally rolling out. Redmond is rolling out the rebranded Windows Store to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring with an app update.
Canonical, the company behind popular Linux distro Ubuntu yesterday announced the expansion of their partnership with Microsoft. They are releasing a new Ubuntu kernel optimised for Azure which they built in partnership with Microsoft. This new kernel will offer the following features:Ubuntu is the most popular choice for Linux instances on Microsoft Azure. From now on, all Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure have been enabled with this new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel by default.
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".