Over the weekend, it was revealed China's Huawei has been blocked from bidding for tenders associated with the Australian government's $A32 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) - a domestic project. Today, the Chinese telecommunications giant faces fresh controversy following reports the Australian government is also investigating a proposed $A300 Perth-Singapore submarine fibre optic cable, proposed by Huawei in January.
The Yellow Pages Group has recorded a net loss after tax of $338 million for its financial year ended June 30. The directories company recorded a $61 million net loss after tax in the previous year. It operating loss was $56.5 million, against a $152 million operating profit for the 2008 financial year.
Spark and Vodafone are both offering free calls to cyclone Gita-hit Samoa and Tonga. Spark says the cost of all landline and mobile calls, and texts, to the islands will be automatically credited back to customers' accounts for the period 9am Tuesday, February 13, to 9am Thursday, February 15. Vodafone is offering the same offer but with slightly different timing: from 5pm Tuesday, February 13, to 9am Thursday, February 15.
@tonywalljourno Lots of entertainment options, but where do you go for sport? Spark's MD made a big show of returning his Sky decoder, but then admitted he was shelling out for Sky's http://Fanpass.co.nz to keep up with rugby and cricket
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".