The consumer watchdog will look to hand down penalties to NBN Co when it misses scheduled appointments to connect businesses and consumers to new broadband services. Speaking to the ABC yesterday, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims said the exact penalties for missed deadlines are still being considered as part of an ongoing ACCC inquiry into the NBN, but he is confident the new rules will be introduced this year.
International footwear brand Dr. Martens has revealed plans to set up a bricks-and-mortar presence in Australia despite retailers feeling the pressure to reassess their sales strategies. The first Dr. Martens flagship store will open on March 1 in Westfield’s Pitt Street Mall in Sydney and an Australian website will go live at the same time. Artists will be present at the launch celebrations to personally style footwear purchased by customers.
More than 100 Australian companies have been recognised among the 1000 fastest-growing companies in the Asia Pacific, with Australian fintech company and former Smart50 winner Prospa taking out the number one spot. Australian companies claimed five of the top 10 places on the the Financial Times‘ High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific list, which is based on percentage growth in annual revenue between 2013-2016.
Super niche arts admin pet peeve: If you're going to approach a festival and try to form a partnership, it's your job to come up with how you'll fit into the program. I don't want to organise a time to "have a chat" unless you give me some preliminary ideas in your email.
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".