The government's "incomprehensible" procurement notices are putting off smaller IT suppliers that could well be capable of fulfilling the contract demands, according to a wide-reaching survey. The poor quality of writing in nearly three-quarters of procurement notices muddied suppliers' understanding of what the issuing government organisations wanted and the user needs, public sector supplier dxw's research found.
Bandwidth refers to the maximum amount of data that can be transmitted via an internet provider over a certain period of time. Typically measured in bits per second, bandwidth speeds dictate how quickly you can get information - whether in the form of text, video or sound (and others). A higher bandwidth can transmit more data than a lower bandwidth.
Apple has paid the UK government another £137 million in added tax following an HMRC audit that found it had substantially underpaid one of its subsidiaries. The "extensive audit" covers corporate tax for a number of years up to September 2015, during which time Apple Europe, which provides sales support, marketing and other services to fellow Apple subsidiaries, wasn't paid fair value for its services, according to the taxman.
A huge rewrite of a story that has taken me far too long, and been far too disjointed, has added around an extra 2k words, and 4k fresh ones, but I think they are - *just* - *maybe* - POSSIBLY - slightly better words.
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".