News You Can Use – September 2014 – Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 4 covers 17-23 September 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

China dreams of an Oscar
Straits Times, 23 September 2014, 643 words, (English)
Beijing – The question that hounds every major Chinese film director was put to Jiang Wen at a news conference here this month. He and his business associates had organised the event to generate buzz over the coming Gone With The Bullets, a …

Video-streaming sites in China under scrutiny
Straits Times, 23 September 2014, 792 words, Kor Kian Beng China Bureau Chief In Beijing, (English)
Chinese authorities tighten grip over operators with slew of measures
MS MIKI Qian, 31, gets to watch American sitcoms like Two Broke Girls and Korean drama serials instead of “boring” Chinese shows on her television set, thanks to …

StarHub in ad-targeting project
Straits Times, 20 September 2014, 454 words, Irene Tham Technology Correspondent, (English)
It will capture data on cable TV viewing and mobile surfing for household profiles
BIG green brother is watching. When a household watches National Geographic on cable TV, StarHub knows. When a subscriber visits websites on his mobile phone, …

Spoof ads: when imitation invites more flattery
Business Times Singapore, 20 September 2014, 823 words, ang swee hoon, (English)
A case in point is the Ikea ad that resonates with viewers
SPOOFS are familiar to us – we often see them on television shows such as Saturday Night Live or in films like the Scary Movie series.

JB screening of political exiles film draws many S’poreans
TODAY (Singapore), 20 September 2014, 536 words, NEO CHAI CHIN IN JOHOR BARU Neo Chai Chin, (English)
JOHOR BARU — More than 400 people — a vast majority came from Singapore, including students, working professionals and retirees — turned up yesterday at a Johor Baru hotel for the screening of a documentary on Singapore political exiles …

Yale-NUS shelves plan to screen To Singapore, With Love
TODAY (Singapore), 20 September 2014, 460 words, KELLY NG Kelly Ng, (English)
SINGAPORE — Yale-NUS College has shelved its plan to screen To Singapore, With Love after a request to screen the documentary in a class was rejected by film-maker Tan Pin Pin.

Google to boost digital skills in US ad industry ; First tested in Britain, Squared programme latest in tech giant’s efforts to reach out to…
TODAY (Singapore), 17 September 2014, 738 words, (English)
NEW YORK — Google is inviting Madison Avenue to go to the head of the class, offering tutorials to up-and-coming employees of advertising and media agencies on how to more effectively use digital tools such as mobile, social platforms and …

The album evolution ; Is U2 really that forward-thinking or are they merely trying to make a splash?
TODAY (Singapore), 17 September 2014, 919 words, Chris Talbot , (English)
NEW YORK — Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they’ve enjoyed an avalanche of publicity.

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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