News You Can Use – December 2014 – Issue 4

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

In China, a rapid jump in mobile advertising ; Homegrown social media networks such as Weixin and Sina Weibo at centre of digital push
TODAY (Singapore), 23 December 2014, 644 words, (English)
HONG KONG — China has seen a rapid jump in mobile advertising in recent years and next year, firms are forecast to spend more money on digital advertising than on television campaigns.

The quiet rise of YouTube’s CEO
Straits Times, 22 December 2014, 1335 words, Jonathan Mahler, (English)
Susan Wojcicki not only opened her home to Google founders in the early days but also got them to buy over YouTube
New York – This autumn, YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki appeared on a panel at Vanity Fair’s inaugural technology …

THE LIFE! INTERVIEW WITH Kenny Chan; Superhero success
Straits Times, 22 December 2014, 2020 words, Lisabel Ting, (English)
Kenny Chan raised Books Kinokuniya’s comics and manga section to be one of its top revenue drivers
Mr Kenny Chan, store and merchandising director of Books Kinokuniya, insists that he is not a geek.

2014 IN REVIEW; People & policies
Straits Times, 22 December 2014, 1551 words, (English)
From paradigm shifts in policymaking to protests in Hong Lim Park, there was plenty for politicians, analysts and residents alike to chew on in Singapore’s political scene in 2014. Charissa Yong peers at five Ps of political peaks for the …

Thais turn to social media to talk politics
TODAY (Singapore), 19 December 2014, 787 words, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, (English)
Thailand’s political crisis, exacerbated by the coup in May, has had a huge impact on freedom of speech in the country.
The military government of General Prayuth Chan-ocha is still holding on tightly to martial law as a way to curb …

Oh! K-shows rule
Straits Times, 18 December 2014, 2501 words, Yip Wai Yee, In Seoul, (English)
Singaporeans will have easier access to K-dramas and shows with the launch of new TV channel Oh!K
Finally, K-drama fans in Singapore can get quicker access to popular entertainment programmes from major South Korean broadcaster Munhwa …

New e-book subscription service enters fraught market
Business Times Singapore, 18 December 2014, 478 words, Lisa Fratini, (English)
Bookmate aims to differentiate itself by its platform’s more direct integration with social media
BOOKMATE, a new e-book subscription service, hopes to fire up the self-publishing scene in Singapore with its social media-friendly …

In the Internet, we should not trust
MyPaper, 17 December 2014, 815 words, LEONID BERSHIDSKY, (English)
SONY Pictures wants news outlets to stop publishing stories based on material stolen by hackers, who recently ransacked the company’s computer network to devastating effect. From one perspective, that might be the right thing to do.

VIEWPOINT; SGIFF makes a strong comeback
Straits Times, 17 December 2014, 1010 words, John Lui, (English)
The Singapore International Film Festival, back after a three-year hiatus, closed on Sunday to positive reviews
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is back. And it is looking good.

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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