News You Can Use – August 2014 – Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 3 covers 13-19 August 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Outrage over new Roald Dahl book cover
Straits Times, 19 August 2014, 822 words, (English)
Washington – The legions of readers buying physical books may be growing smaller. But when you mess with their classics, they are as loud as they have ever been. That is what Penguin discovered last week, when the publishing house’s British …

Beware the Nostalgia Trap
Straits Times, 17 August 2014, 894 words, Fiona Chan, (English)
When I read earlier this month that Sunny Bookshop would shut its doors on Wednesday, my first reaction was one of panic.
Where would I now unearth cut-price, out-of-print Agatha Christie paperbacks to add to my collection, left deliberately …

Rant and rave: Sonny Liew’s cartoon fix ; When an artist has something to say about something
TODAY (Singapore), 16 August 2014, 626 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
SINGAPORE — As superhero names go, the Green Turtle may not have that action-packed ring to it; but the graphic novel titled The Shadow Hero, featuring the said character, has been flying high on the New York Times bestsellers list for the …

MDA: Fact Sheet – Singapore Brings over 200 Hours of Quality Film, TV Content to China International Film, TV Programs Exhibition
Singapore Government News, 15 August 2014, 768 words, (English)
Aug. 15 — The Media Development Authority of Singapore issued the following news release:
* The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will lead eight Singapore media companies to the 12th edition of the China International Film …

One-stop portal for IP protection clicks with patent applicants
Channel NewsAsia, 22:09, 15 August 2014, 360 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: There is now an easier way to get protection for one’s intellectual property in Singapore. Launched in February, IP2SG is a one-stop portal to apply for things such as patents.

SPH’s 2 in-house unions seek merger
Straits Times, 15 August 2014, 388 words, Janice Heng And Amelia Tan, (English)
SINGAPORE Press Holdings’ (SPH) two in-house unions are planning to merge, in the first step towards creating an industry-wide union for the publishing and creative media sector.

Facebook to track how users shop across devices ; The social network aims to show marketers that its mobile ads lead to purchases
TODAY (Singapore), 15 August 2014, 353 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook will let advertisers know where a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users as they switch between their electronic devices, a tool that may reignite privacy concerns.

S’pore game firm bought for $125m
Straits Times, 14 August 2014, 457 words, Sherwin Loh, (English)
CANDY Crush Saga developer King, one of the world’s largest video game companies, has acquired Singapore-based Nonstop Games for up to US$100 million (S$125 million).

About Law Loo Shien

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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