News You Can Use – November 2014 – Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 4 covers 19-26 November 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

The Online Citizen appeals for contributions ; Website will post less content as directors of managing firm focus on securing funding
TODAY (Singapore), 26 November 2014, 615 words, Xue Jianyue, (English)
SINGAPORE — The company managing sociopolitical website The Online Citizen (TOC) has made a public appeal for contributions, describing its funds as extremely low amid dwindling donations and a lack of subscribers.

KL working to censor websites
TODAY (Singapore), 25 November 2014, 398 words, (English)
PUTRAJAYA — Malaysia’s Home Ministry is working with the nation’s Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to set up a firewall on websites, including YouTube, to ensure content that does not adhere to guidelines set by the Film …

Enterprise: Innovation – From claypots to sewing machines and wedding gowns, AdWords helps drive sales
The Edge Singapore, 24 November 2014, 1271 words, (English)
| By Chan Chao Peh |
Claypots stewing over a fire and AdWords, Google’s search-engine-pegged marketing feature that churns out hits in milliseconds, seem to be worlds apart, but for some small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the ability …

Facebook’s newsfeed plans spell trouble for media
Business Times Singapore, 24 November 2014, 804 words, (English)
Trend of making news personal to continue as younger readers shun print for digital, mobile platforms: analyst
FACEBOOK’s move to fulfil its ambition to be the personal “newspaper” for its billion-plus members is likely to mean …

Twitter hopes its new ad tools targeting SMBs will be a hit
Business Times Singapore, 24 November 2014, 996 words, Amit Roy Choudhury (English)
MICRO-BLOGGING site Twitter is hoping that two advertising tools that it introduced recently will help it reach out to more businesses, particularly small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), in the Asia-Pacific region. The two …

Going the distance
Straits Times, 23 November 2014, 68 words, (English)
The reports and photographs on these pages are by journalism students (from left) Tan Pei Lin, Tan Tam Mei, Toh Ee Ming and Hariz Baharudin of Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

special report: parenting the swedish way; The Swedish find it strange if dads don’t stay child
Straits Times, 23 November 2014, 1962 words, Tan Tam Mei, (English)
More couples are splitting their 16 months of parental leave more equally
In his spare time, Mr Viktor Wallstrom, 29, grabs his hiking boots, windbreaker and hunting gear and sets off for his cabin in the woods north of Stockholm for a week. …

Cycle to the festival
Straits Times, 21 November 2014, 582 words, Gurveen Kaur, (English)
The Bicycle Film Festival, which also celebrates the vehicle through art and music, will be brought in here next year
With at least 10 film festivals in Singapore annually, the options are endless for film fanatics these days.

YouTube told to remove songs
Straits Times, 20 November 2014, 508 words, (English)
Artist manager wants works by songwriters under his music publishing company out of new subscription service
New York – YouTube unveiled its long-awaited subscription music plan last week, giving the music industry a potentially big new …

Minister slams quality of China’s TV shows, films, publications ; Solutions include govt banning decadent themes and artistes putting…
TODAY (Singapore), 19 November 2014, 348 words, (English)
BEIJING — Many of the television shows, movies and publications produced in China each year are rubbish, and the solution is to banish decadent themes and concentrate on uplifting social values instead, a senior government minister has …

China Web-TV firms spend big on foreign content
TODAY (Singapore), 19 November 2014, 605 words, (English)
BEIJING — China’s big Internet-television companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign TV shows and films in a battle to attract users and advertisers, but risk displeasing regulators who are determined to protect 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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