With more than one billion daily active users, more than half of whom only access the service on mobile, Facebook's meteoric growth is showing no signs of subsiding any time soon. But the social networking giant isn't resting on its laurels, which is why the company is paying close attention to the increasingly multi-screen habits of its users.
Microsoft is officially launching Skype for Business for Mac users to everyone today having launched in preview back in April. The enterprise incarnation of the Microsoft-owned communications app offers a number of benefits over the normal Skype client, including full-screen sharing, one-click join, and edge-to-edge video.
Google's all-new Pixel-branded phone has gotten rave reviews across the board, but those seeking to buy one of the new-fangled devices have been limited to one of four channels: the Google Store, Best Buy, Google's own Project Fi wireless service, and Verizon.
As part of its Q3 2016 earnings report today, Twitter has confirmed that it's laying off 9 percent of its total workforce. As of June this year, Twitter said that it had 3,860 employees around the world, so this means that the social media company is shedding around 350 employees.
Samsung announced its Q3 2016 earnings yesterday, and they were pretty much as expected. The Korean tech titan confirmed revenue of 47.82 trillion Korean won ($41.8 billion), with operating profits hitting 5.2 trillion Korean won (around $4.6 billion).
YouTube is giving creators a new mobile-friendly 'End Screens' tool to encourage viewers to keep coming back. With End Screens, creators can include small overlays during the last 20 seconds of a video that prompt viewers to subscribe to their channel, watch another video, and more.
As we edge ever-closer to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a number of organizations have been ramping up their efforts to get folks out and voting. We already saw Facebook's reminders boost voter sign-up, and earlier this year not-for-profit youth organization Rock the Vote teamed up with Tinder to match users to their most appropriate candidate based on their opinions on political and economic issues.
Amazon has announced that it's launching its grocery delivery service in Chicago and Dallas, the latest in a line of expansions for the service in recent times. First launched in beta way back in 2007 in Mercer Island, Washington State, AmazonFresh slowly expanded over the next eight years into Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, among other areas in the U.S.
Online education platform Udacity has partnered with IBM Watson to launch a new artificial intelligence (AI) Nanodegree program. Costing $1,600 for the full two-term, 26-week course, the AI Nanodegree covers a myriad of topics including logic and planning, probabilistic inference, game-playing / search, computer vision, cognitive systems, and natural language processing (NLP).
Peer-to-peer lending service Lending Club is expanding into car financing with the launch of a new auto refinance loan that offers up to $50,000 to applicants. Founded in 2006, Lending Club has been setting out its stall to transform the traditional banking system with a credit marketplace that bypasses banks altogether.
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
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".