News You Can Use – August 2014 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 1 covers 6-12 August 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

10 YEARS AT THE HELM: LEE HSIEN LOONG; A roller coaster decade
Straits Times, 12 August 2014, 2454 words, Chua Mui Hoong Opinion Editor, (English)
Mr Lee Hsien Loong became prime minister 10 years ago today. How has his time in office shaped the lives of Singaporeans?
MR LEE Hsien Loong’s first decade as prime minister can be summed up in one word: Challenging.

NTU wins international award for corporate communications
Channel NewsAsia, 14:23, 11 August 2014, 183 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was recognised for its excellence in communications by non-profit organisation International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for the second year running.

Friends, watch what you say in Secret
Straits Times, 11 August 2014, 458 words, Lee Jian Xuan, (English)
A NEW mobile phone application that allows users to anonymously confess secrets is gaining popularity here, but users have just as quickly discovered an ugly side to it – cyber bullying.

Social media’s role in online buying: creating awareness
Business Times Singapore, 11 August 2014, 799 words, Victoria Ho, (English)
Research: word of mouth drives 80% of purchasing
[SINGAPORE] For online stores, it’s become an eyeballs game where everyone is clamouring for attention in a busy ecommerce landscape in which eMarketer estimates US$304 billion will be spent …

China reins in instant messaging services
Straits Times, 9 August 2014, 618 words, Esther Teo China Correspondent In Beijing, (English)
WeChat user detained for spreading panic
CHINA has tightened the noose around the use of social media by imposing new rules on its hugely popular instant messaging services, including those meant to curb the sharing of unauthorised political …

Pioneers from media, communications and infocomms sectors lauded
Channel NewsAsia, 11:17, 8 August 2014, 479 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: At a Pioneer Generation Tribute on Friday (Aug 8), The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) honoured close to 150 people who previously worked at the ministry, its relevant statutory boards or in the industry.

How copyright has changed pop culture
Straits Times, 7 August 2014, 618 words, Alyssa Rosenberg, (English)
Washington – The long fight over copyright protection for Sherlock Holmes came to an end on Monday. Judge Richard Posner, who earlier this year rejected an argument by Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate that would have extended the copyright on …

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I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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