Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 4 covers 19-24 June 2014). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.
Culture Vulture; Easier than ever to publish a book
Straits Times, 24 June 2014, 1116 words, Akshita Nanda, (English)
Crowd-funding and self-publishing are increasingly popular
It has become easier than ever to publish your own book in Singapore. What, then, is the value of sending in a manuscript to an established imprint, hoping it will make it out of the …
Google’s antitrust settlement in EU expected to drag on
Business Times Singapore, 09:28, 24 June 2014, 263 words, (English)
Paranoid about Android: Also under the spotlight is Google’s promotion of Android, allegedly using practices that may prevent the development of alternative operating systems. – PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
CNN launches research for drones in journalism [LINK]
Yahoo! Singapore, 07:10, 24 June 2014, 296 words, (English)
CNN said Monday it was launching a research project with the Georgia Institute of Technology on how drones could be used for newsgathering by media organizations.
Outrage as Egypt jails Jazeera journalists
Channel NewsAsia, 19:20, 23 June 2014, 749 words, (English)
CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists including Australia’s Peter Greste to jail terms from seven to 10 years in a verdict denounced as “unjust” and “appalling”.
Effie Effectiveness Index 2014: Unilever, McDonald’s, Omnicom lead in APAC [LINK]
Digital Market Asia, 03:00, 23 June 2014, 617 words, (English)
The Effie Effectiveness Index has grown in importance since its inception in 2011 as it becomes a key source for marketers and agencies to acknowledge work that has resonated with consumers, and implies ideas that have delivered results in …
S’poreans urged to make a stand against hateful posts
Straits Times, 21 June 2014, 634 words, Hoe Pei Shan, (English)
Minister lauds Google’s removal of ‘vile’ blog targeting Filipinos here
HATEFUL posts do not reflect who Singaporeans are as a people and should not be accepted, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said yesterday.
40 powerful ads on social issues [LINK]
AsiaOne, 02:24, 21 June 2014, 110 words, (English)
An advertising campaign on a social issue can only be successful if it is able to send its message home effectively.
It should be loud and clear, accompanied by dramatic visuals, and help change the minds of its intended audience.
Google removes blog with hate speech against Filipinos in S’pore
TODAY (Singapore), 20 June 2014, 591 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — The blog that hosted a hate-filled post targeting the Filipino population here has been taken down by Google as it violated its content policy.
Singapore needs IP awareness in 3D printing: William Hooi [LINK]
E27, 20 June 2014, 507 words, Shiwen Yap, (English)
The Founder of Singapore Makers throws light on how IP affects designers, engineers, entrepreneurs in 3D printing Image Courtesy: belekekin / Shutterstock In the wake of Makerbot being acquired by 3D printing giant Stratasys, the stage for …
Beijing to crack down on journalists who write ‘critical’ reports
TODAY (Singapore), 19 June 2014, 311 words, (English)
BEIJING — Reporters in China are forbidden from publishing critical reports without the approval of their employer, one of China’s top media regulators said yesterday.