News You Can Use – November 2014 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 2 covers 5-12 November 2014). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Obama calls for equal access to the Internet TODAY (Singapore), 12 November 2014, 363 words, (English) NEW YORK — United States President Barack Obama’s proposal for an open Internet would be a victory for Netflix and its binge-watching users, and may be a bigger boon for a generation of start-ups working on tools to connect cars, …

Wanted: Proposals to encourage positive use of Internet, mobile tech among youths Channel NewsAsia, 11:40, 11 November 2014, 199 words, (English) SINGAPORE: Organisations are encouraged to send in their proposals on how to encourage and support the positive use of Internet and mobile technologies among the country’s youths, after the Inter-Ministry Cyber Wellness Steering Committee …

Writers Fest ends on a high Straits Times, 11 November 2014, 2060 words, Corrie Tan, (English) Many programmes were sold out and rooms were packed to the rafters Poet and outgoing director of the Singapore Writers Festival, Paul Tan, ended his four-year tenure on a high after the festival’s light-hearted closing debate on Sunday.

The Online Citizen registers with MDA, but slams foreign funding rule Straits Times, 11 November 2014, 434 words, Tham Yuen-C, (English) THE company that manages socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC) yesterday registered with the Media Development Authority (MDA) under a class licence.

Ex-dealer apologises over illegal set-top boxes Straits Times, 10 November 2014, 275 words, (English) A FORMER dealer in illegal television set-top boxes has apologised for taking part in the illegal trade after being caught. Daniel Chen Wenqiang made his public apology in an advertisement in The Straits Times today.

Roy Ngerng found to have defamed PM Lee TODAY (Singapore), 8 November 2014, 634 words, Neo Chai Chin Neo Chai Chin, (English) SINGAPORE — Blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling (picture) was yesterday found by the High Court to have defamed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a post six months ago alleging misappropriation of money paid by Singaporeans to the Central Provident …

Readers stick with My Paper despite overall drop: Nielsen MyPaper, 7 November 2014, 257 words, TANJEETPAL SINGH, (English) BILINGUAL freesheet My Paper has maintained its readership – for its print and online editions – at 7 per cent, according to a new report released yesterday.

Still attracting the young The New Paper, 7 November 2014, 774 words, ARUL JOHN, (English) Nielsen media index report shows that the median age of The New Paper’s readers remains the lowest anathan@sph.com.sg For the last 10 years or so, Mr Oliver Stewart has been faithfully reading The New Paper.

Mobile newspaper readership growing, but print remains staple read: Nielsen Business Times Singapore, 7 November 2014, 411 words, Mindy Tan , Mobile newspaper readership growing, but print remains staple read: Nielsen, (English) Some 16% of adults read digital newspapers on the go, with those aged 30-44 being the most avid Singapore MOBILE newspaper readership in Singapore is growing, with 16 per cent of the adult population reading digital newspapers on a mobile …

ST remains most-read newspaper in S’pore Straits Times, 7 November 2014, 413 words, Irene Tham Technology Correspondent, (English) THE Straits Times (ST) remains the most-read daily newspaper in Singapore, with its online and mobile editions clocking the highest growth in readership among all dailies this year.

Can TV save indie cinema? ; Indie film producers look to the small screen for help TODAY (Singapore), 7 November 2014, 570 words, (English) LOS ANGELES — As independent film producers gather at the American Film Market (AFM), one of the biggest things on their minds isn’t officially happening in the market: Producing, financing and selling television series.

‘Google tax’ in Spain looks doomed to fail MyPaper, 6 November 2014, 708 words, LEONID BERSHIDSKY, (English) PERHAPS the most intriguing question about the “Google tax” introduced in Spain is whether there is a workable way to limit or tax the spread of information on the Internet. I suspect there isn’t, and the Spaniards are about to find that …

TV viewership remains high, more reading news on mobile devices: Nielsen Channel NewsAsia, 22:25, 6 November 2014, 458 words, (English) SINGAPORE: TV viewership in Singapore remains consistently high, despite shifts in media consumption today. The 2014 Nielsen Media Index report showed that people continue to watch TV for five days a week on average, while more people are …

Tech firms under pressure to ease access to information ; With terrorists heavy users of social media, law enforcement, intelligence… TODAY (Singapore), 6 November 2014, 374 words, (English) LONDON — United States technology companies are facing escalating pressure to allow the police and spies to tap smartphone data and emails in the name of fighting terrorism. So far, Silicon Valley has shown no sign that it plans to give in.

Retailers should use ‘common sense, social responsibility’ when choosing music: Sim Ann Channel NewsAsia, 17:00, 5 November 2014, 316 words, (English) SINGAPORE: It is not practical for the Media Development Authority (MDA) to extend its regulatory ambit to all public places that play songs as background music, said Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann in …

Film festival to offer training workshops Straits Times, 5 November 2014, 633 words, John Lui Film Correspondent, (English) Singapore film festival will launch programmes for film-makers and film journalists and critics The reborn Singapore International Film Festival is not just coming back from its two-year hiatus with entertainment for film fans.

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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