News You Can Use – November 2014 – Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 3 covers 13-18 November 2014). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Facebook at Work website to take on Google, LinkedIn
TODAY (Singapore), 18 November 2014, 534 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is working on a new website called Facebook at Work to get a foothold in the office, which will see the social network of more than one billion people compete directly with Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn.

Cities act to combat ‘smartphone zombies’
Straits Times, 17 November 2014, 1002 words, Melissa Sim U.s. Correspondent In Washington, (English)
WITH headphones on and mobile phone in hand just like many other American teenagers, Christina Morris-Ward, 15, was walking to school when she was hit by an oncoming car just as she was crossing a street near her Maryland high school.

Teenager was tweeted to fame
Straits Times, 15 November 2014, 959 words, (English)
Target cashier Alex Lee went from nobody to Internet celebrity with 730,000 followers
New York – Two weeks ago, Alex Lee, 16, was your run-of-the-mill teenager.

YouTube turns on subscription music service
Business Times Singapore, 14 November 2014, 654 words, (English)
Music Key designed to let users listen to music without ads, and even without Internet connection
San Francisco
YOUTUBE has introduced a long-rumoured subscription music video service with ad-free access to tunes in a challenge to Spotify, …

More SG50 books in the works
Straits Times, 14 November 2014, 435 words, Charissa Yong, (English)
A series penned by experts politicians and scholars to be published next year
MORE than 200 scholars, politicians and experts are coming together to pen chapters for a series of books to showcase the Singapore story.

Sexy green ad a turn-off?
The New Paper, 13 November 2014, 750 words, LEE JOON LEI, (English)
Singapore Environment Council’s video on air pollution raises eyebrows with its risque content
joonlei@sph.com.sg
It is always a good time to think about saving the environment —even when having sex.

The next 50 years of Singapore’s economy
Straits Times, 13 November 2014, 2023 words, (English)
Ho Kwon Ping, the first Institute of Policy Studies S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, delivered his second lecture last night. He discussed how the city state’s economic strategy, based on the three Ls of location, land and …

Singapore International Film Festival; ‘We’ve never seen a Singapore film like this’
Straits Times, 13 November 2014, 746 words, John Lui Film Correspondent, (English)
Singapore film Unlucky Plaza, which is based on real events, was picked to open festival because it packs a punch
News articles about people falling prey to rental scams inspired the screenplay for the black comedy-thriller Unlucky Plaza, …

Appeal for public screenings of exile film rejected
Straits Times, 13 November 2014, 658 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
Panel says documentary may lead some to see violence as justified
THE Films Appeal Committee, an independent panel, has turned down film-maker Tan Pin Pin’s appeal to let her documentary To Singapore, With Love be screened in public in …

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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