News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 3 covers 13-19 May 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

 

How the Government helps Singaporeans help themselves
TODAY (Singapore), 19 May 2015, 2417 words, (English)
Singapore’s social welfare policy is like a trampoline, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, with the Republic providing support that encourages citizens to take up opportunities without undermining …

IDA gives Singtel ‘stern warning’ for Gushcloud incident ; StarHub accepts authority’s decision to close matter, M1 will not pursue issue
TODAY (Singapore), 19 May 2015, 648 words, Tan Weizhen, (English)
SINGAPORE — The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) yesterday issued a “stern warning” to Singtel, following the completion of investigations into what it deemed a negative marketing campaign involving social media agency Gushcloud.

SG+50: FUTURE TRENDS 2065; Wanted: A new Pioneer Generation
The Straits Times, 18 May 2015, 1889 words, Peter Ho For The Straits Times, (English)
An ageing population. Climate change raising sea levels. Always-on technology. In this brave new world, Singapore needs a generation bold enough to change mindsets.

Smart Nation needs smart data management
The Straits Times, 14 May 2015, 732 words, Mark Bentkower For The Straits Times, (English)
AS SINGAPORE marches towards its Smart Nation goal, government bodies, enterprises and citizens will witness a massive volume of data collected from various sources – the Internet of Things, connected devices, sensors, apps and so on.

Facebook begins direct publication of news articles
TODAY (Singapore), 14 May 2015, 1004 words, (English)
MENLO PARK (California) — Facebook’s long-rumoured plan to directly host articles from news organisations started yesterday, concluding months of delicate negotiations between the Internet giant and publishers that covet its huge audience, …

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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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