Numerous small acquisitions and several IPOs were the highlights of a quiet international ICT market last week. At home, it was also very quiet. * Excellent interim numbers from Capital Appreciation, with revenue up 463% and profit up 124%. * Good interim figures from YeboYethu, Vodacom's BBBEE vehicle. * Satisfactory interim numbers from Vodacom Group, with revenue up 4.6% and profit up 7%. * An interim loss from Datatec, with revenue down 6.6%. * A positive trading update from Naspers.
The $100 billion+ Broadcom/Qualcomm proposal dominated the international ICT market last week. At home, the announcement of the winners of the IT Personality of the Year 2017 and Visionary CIO 2017 were the local highlights. * Mediocre Q1 numbers from Net1, with revenue down 2% and profit down 20.9%. * Mediocre interim numbers from Telkom SA, with revenue down 0.6% and profit down 5.7%.
Lenovo's latest acquisition and rumours of the largest consolidation deal in the semiconductor sector, which could top $100 billion in value, were the main stories of the international ICT market last week. At home, the Ansys deal and the new investment by Naspers were the local highlights. * Satisfactory interim numbers from MiX Telematics, with revenue up 9.3% and profit up 5.4%. * Mediocre half-year figures from ISA, with revenue down 31.8% and profit down 30%.
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".