News You Can Use – September 2014 – Issue 5

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 5 covers 24-30 September 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Needy households get help to access digital TV
Straits Times, 30 September 2014, 443 words, Irene Tham, Technology Correspondent, (English)
MORE than 160,000 low-income households can now apply for free digital set-top boxes.
This will allow them to keep on watching free-to-air television channels, when the nation pulls the plug on analogue broadcasting in 2020.

Volume of domestic mail declining
Straits Times, 30 September 2014, 442 words, (English)
THE average Singaporean posts only six letters or cards a year now, Singapore Post data shows.
While the postman is delivering letters to more households, he is handling fewer letters. Domestic mail volume dipped by 3.1 per cent between 2011 …

Facebook debuts ad platform to track users
TODAY (Singapore), 30 September 2014, 368 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is able to track its 1.3 billion users on desktop computers, mobile devices and other websites. Now, advertisers will be able to do the same, using the social-networking service’s data.

The entertainer ; From Army Daze to 8 Days, Michael Chiang has got the Midas Touch
TODAY (Singapore), 29 September 2014, 1179 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
Did you know that Michael Chiang almost had a Broadway moment?
Over a spot of tea at tai-tai haunt Arteastiq in Mandarin Gallery, the 59-year-old playwright revealed how, at one point, there was talk of his 1992 play, Private Parts, possibly …

Help youth understand importance of legal framework: Lawrence Wong
Channel NewsAsia, 21:43, 27 September 2014, 440 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans must understand the law and the legal framework better and to do this, there needs to be a collaborative process among the public, civic and non-profit sector, said Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence …

THE SUPPER CLUB | S. ISWARAN; ‘It’s about law and order, and social concerns’
Straits Times, 27 September 2014, 1651 words, (English)
Next month, Parliament debates the Remote Gambling Bill. Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry S. Iswaran, 52, tells Charissa Yong why the Government wants to draw a line in the sand on online gambling. The official point …

MDA proposes better consumer protection against telcos’ practices
TODAY (Singapore), 25 September 2014, 709 words, Tan Weizhen Tan Weizhen, (English)
SINGAPORE — Pay-TV consumers could soon be empowered to ditch their contracts without having to pay a penalty if their service providers increase subscription fees, remove channels or material content within a channel, according to proposed …

Dialogue on media freedom, OB markers
Straits Times, 24 September 2014, 502 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
SIIA event also asks what sort of society Singapore could become
MEDIA freedom and out-of- bound markers were issues raised last night at a dialogue on Singapore’s future as the country turns 50 next year.

Digital advertising’s new revolution
Business Times Singapore, 24 September 2014, 1240 words, vikram khanna Associate Editor, (English)
Data-enabled automation of ad buying and selling is the next big thing
IN the fast-changing world of advertising, which has never been a stranger to buzzwords, there is now a new one. It is “programmatic”, and it is set to revolutionise the …

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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