News You Can Use – April 2014 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources, dated from 08-14 April 2014.

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Enterprise: Special Event – Engaging consumers effectively
The Edge Singapore, 14 April 2014, 461 words, –, (English)
Asia Pacific Effie celebrates winners of the 2014 Awards
The Asia Pacific (APAC) Effie Awards Gala to recognise the most effective marketing campaigns in the region was held on April 3. Attended by some 170 marketing communications …

Pursuing a passion for intellectual property law
Straits Times, 14 April 2014, 916 words, Rennie Whang, (English)
Managing principal finds the field interesting because of its diversity
HE HAS specialised in intellectual property (IP) law for about 20 years, but lawyer Andy Leck still finds it as interesting as he did on day one.

The YouTube star next door
Straits Times, 13 April 2014, 2432 words, (English)
In the last few years, some Singaporeans have gained large followings on YouTube through their brand of comedy or talents such as singing and dancing. Some make enough money from advertisements and sponsorships to go full-time. YIP WAI YEE …

Myanmar papers protest against sentencing of reporters
TODAY (Singapore), 12 April 2014, 410 words, (English)
YANGON — Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages yesterday to protest against the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s media climate is worsening.

Time to value S’pore’s movie experience
Straits Times, 10 April 2014, 988 words, Clara Cheo, Suhaimi Rafdi And Mark Shaw, (English)
THE proposed amendments to the Copyright Act by the Ministry of Law are a step in the right direction in the fight against online copyright infringement. The protection of intellectual property has been a problem which has plagued the …

DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie ‘worth up to $1.25b’
Straits Times, 10 April 2014, 227 words, (English)
Cannes – Believe it or not, the viral selfie Ellen DeGeneres shot at last month’s Oscars ceremony is worth up to US$1 billion (S$1.25 billion).

TECHNOLOGY; StarHub offers crowdfunding with mentorship
Straits Times, 10 April 2014, 442 words, Chia Yan Min, (English)
TELCO StarHub launched a crowdfunding platform yesterday to help start-ups in the region raise awareness about their products.
The website, named Crowdtivate, will be fully operational next month with ambitions that go beyond the usual …

S’pore’s media model ‘makes sense’ for country
Straits Times, 10 April 2014, 382 words, (English)
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he does not take seriously Singapore’s low rankings on press freedom, as he believes the way the media here is managed “makes sense” for the country.

Future of social media ROI lies in relational metrics
Business Times Singapore, 10 April 2014, 1064 words, david dubois and marcus ho, (English)
Companies should focus on building this area, in addition to positional ones
LAST year’s record haze that blanketed Singapore and surrounding countries caused enormous social media chatter. Singaporeans turned to Twitter and Facebook to …

Proud to be a fan of legal streaming services
Digital Life, 9 April 2014, 810 words, Oo Gin Lee, (English)
A t last count, I have nine media streaming devices to access my favourite movies and TV shows from the United States.
People collect stamps, comics and a whole lot of other stuff. But I collect these boxes, even though most of them run the …

IP owners can use patents as collateral for bank loans soon
Business Times Singapore, 9 April 2014, 771 words, raphael lim, (English)
Govt to share risk in $100m scheme for intangible assets
[SINGAPORE] Local businesses will soon be able to use their patents as collateral for bank loans, with a new $100 million scheme by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore …

Tourism video to promote S’pore in Philippines slammed
Straits Times, 9 April 2014, 707 words, Carolyn Khew And Raul Dancel, Philippines Correspondent, In Manila, (English)
STB admits ad could be better after netizens call it ‘bad’ and ‘sloppy’
A VIDEO to promote Singapore in the Philippines “could have been done better”, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) admitted yesterday, after it was slammed for its “bad …

The Works: Q2 Newspaper Audience Report
The PANPA Bulletin, 8 April 2014, 213 words, Adrian Fernandes, (English)
Welcome to the first issue of The Works, a quarterly report on newspapers and their audiences.
It has been designed to shine a light on the array of media formats that newspaper publishers embrace in the digital age, and the rich audiences …

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore: Singapore Launches S$100M Intellectual Property Financing Scheme & First One-Stop IP Service Centre
Singapore Government News, 8 April 2014, 771 words, (English)
April 8 — Today, Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education, announced the roll-out of two new initiatives to help Singapore embrace Intellectual Property (IP). The announcement took place at the official opening of …

IPOS’ IP Competency Framework to be Adopted by LawSoc, ASPA & IES
Singapore Government News, 8 April 2014, 616 words, (English)
April 8 — Following the launch of the first-of-its-kind Intellectual Property Competency Framework (IPCF) last year, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has concluded three new agreements on its adoption today.

Move to block pirate sites: Give your take
MyPaper, 8 April 2014, 402 words, (English)
WEBSITES that offer mainly pirated content – which could include well-known file-sharing site The Pirate Bay – might soon be blocked by all Internet service providers here.

Grass Valley Delivers Powerful 4K Editing Solutions to Japanese Broadcaster KTV
Singapore Government News, 8 April 2014, 440 words, (English)
April 8 — Japan’s KTV, the Kansai Telecasting Corporation located in Osaka, has migrated to a full 4K editing system with powerful, forward-thinking newsroom solutions from Grass Valley, A Belden Brand. The station has purchased the EDIUS …

Proposed law could make ISPs block piracy websites
Straits Times, 8 April 2014, 445 words, Kenny Chee, (English)
SINGAPOREANS might see the end of illegal downloads from the infamous file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay.
Yesterday, the Law Ministry proposed new legislation that would allow content owners to get court orders compelling Internet service …

Campaign aims to wipe out bullying with Facebook sharing ; Video clip that gets shorter when shared shows bystanders can help victims by speaking up
TODAY (Singapore), 8 April 2014, 350 words, Amir Hussain Amir Hussain, (English)
SINGAPORE — With bullying among children and youth becoming increasingly pervasive here, a social media campaign that encourages victims and bystanders to speak up against it was launched yesterday.

MinLaw proposes blocking websites that infringe copyright laws ; Suggested changes to Copyright Act will allow rights holders to directly…
TODAY (Singapore), 8 April 2014, 626 words, Kok Xing Hui Kok Xing Hui, (English)
SINGAPORE — Websites that infringe copyright laws, such as The Pirate Bay, may be blocked by Internet service providers (ISPs) here by the end of the year if proposed amendments to the Copyright Act are approved by Parliament.

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