Nintendo's new games console isn't named for its key feature. It's a plea: Switch. Catchy name, catchy concept. Instead of choosing between a TV-connected machine and a handheld device, the Nintendo Switch offers both.
A move by Foxconn to expand into the chip business is exactly what the slowing behemoth needs. But there are some big "ifs." "We want to get into semiconductor design and production," Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told Shenzhen Satellite TV last week, according to Nikkei Asian Review.
Two news items in the past 24 hours serve as positive indicators that India's e-commerce sector may be turning rational. First is the announcement that MakeMyTrip will buy Ibibo from Naspers in an all-stock deal to combine the two travel companies.
Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Taipei: Two news items in the past 24 hours serve as positive indicators that India's e-commerce sector may be turning rational. First is the announcement that MakeMyTrip will buy Ibibo from Naspers in an all-stock deal to combine the two travel companies.
That's the headline on a Bloomberg News story Tuesday about the country's crazily competitive market for online streaming. The reporters outline the "no limit" spending strategies being undertaken by those three familar names: Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent. The competition is not dissimilar to the taxi wars that ended in a victory for Alibaba and Tencent (Didi) and a profitable defeat for Baidu (Uber).
In the magical world of venture capital there's no such thing as a terrible start-up. Failures are far more common than successes, you just don't hear about them unless someone blogs about it, and so buying a loser is really no badge of failure.
When a lot of money flows into a sector yet the supply of investments is too small to meet demand, valuations go up and a bubble forms. That's Economics 101. We've seen it happen in housing and stock markets. And we know it's what happens in goods markets, especially when there's a shortage of a necessity such as food.
Global chipmakers that have failed to follow the law over the past two decades have done so at their own risk. The reverse may soon be true. The law of which I speak was posited by Gordon Moore, Intel founder and semiconductor pioneer.
There's no frothier segment of the tech industry right now than virtual reality. Every man and his virtual dog wants in on the action, and despite all the talk of industrial usage like education, medicine and tourism, most of the excitement still seems to revolve around consumer applications.
Samsung's 2.6 billion won ($2.3 billion) cut in operating profit for last quarter is welcome news. Less than a week ago, I argued that the preliminary operating figures the South Korean company released on Oct. 7 clearly didn't factor in the impact of the Note 7 fiasco, and Samsung should hurry up to write off as much of its contingent liabilities as possible.
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".