Network Ten administrator KordaMentha is preparing to push back a crucial meeting to decide the fate of the free-to-air broadcaster as it waits to see if the government can pass new media ownership laws that would allow billionaire shareholders Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch to buy the company. A second creditors meeting, where Ten's future will be decided, is due to be held within 25 business days from the appointment of KordaMentha, or by July 18.
A billionaire Fairfax Media shareholder believes the 186-year old publisher could one day be worth $4 billion and urged management to push ahead with its plans to separately list Domain. Alex Waislitz, chairman of Thorney Investment Group, believes there is more upside for Fairfax Media investors, but it is up to management to convince shareholders they are the ones who can achieve it.
The completion of the National Broadband Network will make Telstra's $300 million per year contract to provide basic voice telecommunications services to all Australians redundant by 2020. That's the conclusion the Productivity Commission made in its final report on the Universal Services Obligation. It said the combination of the NBN and mobile networks will exceed the "minimum standards" on providing a telco service, meaning the USO is no longer needed.
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
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".