Software development is a unique and ever-evolving industry. In recent years, we have noticed an increase in the number of online entrepreneurs entering the app space. As the technical evolution of the industry continues to take it in a more accessible direction, and consumer demand for useful and disruptive software increases, the market is getting more lucrative for innovative, independent developers.
Conferences, powerfully, offer the ability to gather with like-minded individuals in a room, where ideas that might never have come to light have the breathing room to be shared. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. So, say you’ve decided to take the plunge and attend one -- or more -- of the many professional conferences taking place this year. I recently wrote about the top 10 conferences digital entrepreneurs should attend.
Keep in mind:The presence of ping pong and foosball tables may be off-putting to a more traditional client base. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In just a little over a decade, the co-working phenomenon has revolutionized the way millions of people work. International co-working giant WeWork is now the largest corporate occupier of commercial real estate in London, second in size only to the British government.
The way people open the front door has been the same for the last century--enter Amazon. Several companies want to disrupt the status quo. Read more on front-door tech on @TechCrunch: http://tcrn.ch/2Fe2Rio
Domino's embraced digital and overtook Pizza Hut to become the largest pizza company in the world. 🍕
@Econsultancy looks at the key ways Domino's digital investments helped their ascent here: http://bit.ly/2Ff3CvL
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".