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US technology law is being shaped by people who don't use email -- or understand how people actually use technology
Trevor Timm: The US supreme court doesn't understand the internet. When NSA, Pandora and privacy cases hit the docket, that lack of tech savvy gets scary
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The older I get the more I realise how true this really is.
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Summary: Quartz, the business-news site from Atlantic Media, is experimenting with a new way of navigating the news that is powered by blog pioneer Dave Winer’s outlining software called Fargo, which allows readers to expand and collapse individual points
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How Project Fission wants to be 'the Lego for news' #journalism #news
By creating a database for the 'atomic units' of news, recently funded Knight Foundation Prototype applicant, Project Fission, is intended to rethink the process of reporting and distributing news for the better
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The technology industry and its various power brokers are suddenly investing significant sums of money in preserving news capacity and quality.
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Managing Editor, Yahoo! India & Southeast Asia / Country Manager, Singapore / Founder & Principal Consultant, The Splice Newsroom
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  • Yahoo
    Managing Editor, India & Southeast Asia, 2009 - present
    As the editorial head for the region, I am responsible for building and executing Yahoo's editorial vision for Southeast Asia. In this director-level role, I'm leading the business through a historic shift from primarily aggregated to original content, harnessing the best technology to deliver the most compelling content experience on PCs and mobile. I've built an in-house team of journalists and expanded our partner relationships to include bloggers and other freelancers to drive our content strategy around videos, photos and text articles. The changes we've made ensure that Yahoo extends its leadership position across key categories such as news and entertainment as tracked by comScore. I’ve put together a team from scratch by hiring and training editors and producers across Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Jakarta to shepherd, engage and measure an audience of millions of people. We build great content that help drive great conversations in our community and the clients who want to reach them. I manage a staff of more than 70 people in Southeast Asia and work with numerous bloggers and other contributors to deliver content that is unique, diverse and engaging.
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    Senior Producer
  • Kyodo News
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  • Bloomberg L.P.
    Producer
  • STAR TV
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  • IDG Computerworld
    Senior Reporter
  • Channel NewsAsia
    Reporter/Producer
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Managing Editor, Yahoo! India & Southeast Asia / Country Manager, Singapore / Founder, The Splice Newsroom
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A career journo, now a part of an online revolution at Yahoo. I'm also the founder of The Splice Newsroom, an editorial newsroom consultancy.
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Technology law will soon be reshaped by people who don't use email
www.theguardian.com

The US supreme court doesn't understand the internet. Laugh all you want, but when NSA, Pandora and privacy cases hit the docket, the lack o

Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2
arstechnica.com

IBM doesn't make consumer, desktop operating systems anymore for a reason.

CMS as media salvation. Not. — BuzzMachine
buzzmachine.com

Cross-posting from Medium, for my archives... It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of the CMS when it comes to the question of

f-stop
plus.google.com

Adventure is our Image

Fewer Cat Memes, More Hard-Hitting Stuff: BuzzFeed Gets Real With Invest...
www.mediabistro.com

Fewer Cat Memes, More Hard-Hitting Stuff: BuzzFeed Gets Real With Investigative Editor

The New Media Landscape: 105 Vital Sources for Journalists | Journalism ...
journalismdegree.org

Anyone mourning the “death of journalism” based on the closure of a few newspapers hasn't been paying attention. The exponential growth of I

Parlez-vous bullshit?
www.prweek.com

One of the media's biggest issues with the PR industry is the lack of authenticity in its messaging. Alex Benady looks at why the practice p

17 Signs That You Were Alive Before Digital Photography
blog.photoshelter.com

How do us elders separate ourselves from those who only know what it means to upload? Here are 17 tools and toys you'll immediately recogniz

Pacquiao says considering running for president
ph.news.yahoo.com

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is harbouring thoughts of running for president in his beloved homeland when he finally hangs up his

Nokia now sells more Lumias than BlackBerry sells phones
www.theverge.com

With this quarter's mixed financial results, Nokia revealed that Lumia sales were up to a record high of 7.2 million. That means that the co

Motion speech in Parliament on MDA internet regulations: Mrs Lina Chiam,...
www.theonlinecitizen.com

Today on 8 July 2013 in Parliament, Mrs Lina Chiam, NCMP and Chairman of the opposition Singapore People’s Party (SPP), raised an adjournmen

Coalition of internet giants 'very concerned' over new MDA regulations
sg.news.yahoo.com

A group of five multi-national Internet giants have expressed their collective concern over the recent MDA individual class licensing regime

Eric Kim: 10 Lessons William Klein has taught me about Street Photograph...
www.dpreview.com

Digital Photography Review: All the latest digital camera reviews and digital imaging news. Lively discussion forums. Vast samples galleries

Ministry of obscurity
www.economist.com

THE Communist Party cadres who run Vietnam’s government have never been regarded as the biggest fans of free speech—they prefer jailing the

T. Rex Design
plus.google.com

T. Rex Design makes really good web, editorial, print and identity.

Chinese dissidents dodge Tiananmen Square censorship with memes
www.theverge.com

24 years ago today, hardliners within China’s government cracked down on student protests in Tiananmen Square with a hail of bullets, killin

Why the new MDA online licensing framework is censorship
siewkumhong.blogspot.com

I've been using the Internet for a very long time -- since 1995 or so. I remember the days of pine, lynx and tin; irc, talk and finger. I re

What Singapore really needs
sg.news.yahoo.com

Information and technology can transform lives, societies and even governments. But there are moments where these changes collide, often at

Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong?
www.theatlantic.com

A magazine publisher has written a provocative article raising that question. I try to offer some answers.

Good food but totally undermined by poor service, especially on weekends. Woefully understaffed.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Old equipment, dirty floors but a great location. Needs an upgrade.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Love it here. There's no sign outside. You'll spot it by the logo. It's in one of the photos here.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A simple but functional room. Adequate for business travellers and holidays. Wifi works well. Great location too but keep in mind there are two premises -- Relax 1 and Relax 2. The former has its entrance in an unmarked office building next to McDonald's.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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Prices are on the high side while food quality is so-so. But the flat whites are good and unlike most cafes, this one opens early. Easy with kids.
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reviewed a month ago
The best coffee hit in this district.
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