News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 2 covers 6-12 May 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

 

The Slow Movement is picking up speed
TODAY (Singapore), 12 May 2015, 717 words, (English)
In an age of tech acceleration and the need to consume as much information as quickly as possible, a slower alternative is picking up speed. Welcome to slow watching, slow reading and even slow journalism.

IBM, Facebook tie up to use personal data for ads
TODAY (Singapore), 8 May 2015, 504 words, (English)
NEW YORK — Personalised marketing — the product pitch or message that really hits its target, the right person at the right time — is the much-discussed ideal in advertising and sales.The truth is that personalised marketing is, well, …

EYE ON SINGAPORE; The arts as new global ambassador
The Straits Times, 7 May 2015, 1749 words, Corrie Tan, (English)
Singapore’s cultural charm offensive has deep pockets and reach, but is it winning hearts?
IN MARCH and April, residents and tourists in Toulouse, France, might have spotted on their walk through town a tiny, red-and-white “lion boy” sitting …

Why battle for Net neutrality in the US matters globally
Business Times Singapore, 7 May 2015, 1130 words, Frank-Jürgen Richter, (English)
At stake could be an Internet where all information is treated equally, promoting openness and free trade; a non-neutral Web benefits a few at the expense of many.

Former TRS editor sets up news site ‘based in Australia’ ; Founder of Straits Times Review calls for article contributions
TODAY (Singapore), 6 May 2015, 552 words, Joy Fang, (English)
SINGAPORE — A new website describing itself as an “independent news site based in Australia” has emerged, shortly after news broke that the authorities had ordered the shutdown of The Real Singapore (TRS) portal.

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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