Choice Picks for Media Folks – March Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 3 covers 9-17 Mar 16.

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Getting under the hood of LinkedIn
Business Times Singapore, 17 March 2016, 2404 words, Vikram Khanna , (English)
What sets it apart from many others in the recruitment business, the platform says, is that it brings to life “passive talent”.
SINGAPORE has been described as a “Facebook Nation”, with some 3.8 million users out of a population of about 5.5

MDA Finalises Proposals to Enhance Consumer Protection in Pay-TV Sector
Singapore Government News, 16 March 2016, 807 words, (English)
March 16 — Background
* The Media Development Authority (MDA) has finalised its recommendations to enhance pay-TV consumer protection measures under the Media Market Conduct Code.

In Myanmar, a nickname beguiles
TODAY (Singapore), 16 March 2016, 1014 words, Graham Stewart, (English)
In the sport of name-calling, intended insults can backfire. Dubbing the Emperor Napoleon the “Little Corporal” may have sought to put a physically unimposing Corsican in his place. Instead, it drew attention to the talent of a military …

Apple fight could escalate with demand for ‘source code’
Channel NewsAsia, 23:10, 14 March 2016, 870 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO: The latest filing in the legal war between the planet’s most powerful government and its most valuable company gave one indication of how the high-stakes confrontation could escalate even further.

Malaysia’s news sites shrink as funds dry up
The Straits Times, 15 March 2016, 390 words, Trinna Leong Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur, (English)
Three years ago, Malaysia’s news industry was expanding fast with the sprouting of online news sites, the entry of new players in Web broadcasting and the birth of a new business weekly.

Malaysian Insider shuts down after 8 years
The Straits Times, 15 March 2016, 665 words, Shannon Teoh Malaysia Bureau Chief In Kuala Lumpur, (English)
News site’s closure highlights decline of The Edge media empire after slew of controversial exposes on 1MDB
The Malaysian Insider (TMI) was updated for the final time last night, before powering down at midnight after an eight-year run that

Cigarette displays to be banned from next year
The Straits Times, 15 March 2016, 496 words, Linette Lai, (English)
Aim is to prevent impulse buys, especially among youth; rules on online ads will also be tightened
Shop owners will not be allowed to keep tobacco products in plain sight from next year, after Parliament approved changes to the law

Skype co-founder launches ultra-private messaging, with video
TODAY (Singapore), 14 March 2016, 450 words, (English)
FRANKFURT — A group of former Skype technologists, backed by the co-founder of the messaging platform, has introduced a new version of its own messaging service that promises end-to-end encryption for all conversations, including by video.

Big on books ; Book retailer Times opens its biggest outlet at a time when others are scaling back
TODAY (Singapore), 11 March 2016, 555 words, Anusha Krishnamoorthy, (English)
SINGAPORE — In the face of economic slowdown and competition from the digital trend of e-books, the idea of a bricks-and-mortar bookstore going big might seem unusual.

Design 2025: A plan to infuse design into Singaporeans’ everyday life
Channel NewsAsia, 10:59, 10 March 2016, 782 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: A plan to get every Singaporean to think about design in their everyday lives was unveiled on Thursday (Mar 10) at an event celebrating the opening of the 2016 Singapore Design Week at the National Design Centre (NDC).

USPA can go ahead with trademark here
The Straits Times, 10 March 2016, 516 words, Jalelah Abu Baker, (English)
Eyewear buyers will not confuse sports body’s logo with Polo Ralph Lauren’s: High Court
The United States Polo Association (USPA) can go ahead and register a black-and-white trademark featuring two polo players and the letters USPA on

The demographics of stagnation: Why having more people matters for growth
TODAY (Singapore), 10 March 2016, 3235 words, RUCHIR SHARMA, (English)
In every single region of the world, economic growth has failed to return to the rate it averaged before the Great Recession.
Economists have come up with a variety of theories for why this recovery has been the weakest in postwar history, …

Filling the information vacuum responsibly
The Straits Times, 9 March 2016, 1210 words, Carol Soon, (English)
In Parliament last week, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K. Shanmugam called for a “clear, proper framework” to deal with incidents which would prompt legitimate questions from the public. The minister was explaining that the Home Affairs


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