Month: March 2008

Looking for new media people

We’re looking for additions to the New Media team at the Health Promotion Board. These are our [general benefits](http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hpb/default.asp?pg_id=967). Specifically for the New Media team: We were the first in the Singapore Government to [launch a podcast](http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hpb/default.asp?pg_id=2039) and one of the first to [launch a blog](http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hpb/default.asp?pg_id=2889). For mobile technologies, we’ve launched [MMS ecards](http://www.hpb.gov.sg/web/heartrockz/), a [voting …

Facebook improves privacy options

Just saw this when I logged into [Facebook](http://www.facebook.com/). Maybe Mark Zuckberg did listen to the hisses at SXSW initially meant for him (before the audience turned on the journalist for being more annoying). Check out the new [privacy page](http://www.facebook.com/privacy/) and also the options to block specific Facebook apps from accessing your data. Thank you, Facebook.

GarageBand Singapore group

[Ivan](http://ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com/)’s just started one. Sign up at the [new blog](http://garagebandmeetupsingapore.wordpress.com/). I am actually more of a Logic Pro user but I did use GarageBand initially when I got my first Mac. Thanks to integration by Apple, which bought over Logic, the latest version of Logic feels very much like GarageBand. What I hope to get …

MacBook Pro add-ons

This is a list of all the extra applications and accessories I’ve added to my MacBook Pro (glossy) since I purchased it. I will update it as I go along. If you have any more suggestions, do post a comment! **Software** 1. **[iWork](http://www.apple.com/iwork/)**, because I think Keynote’s presentations look better than Powerpoint’s. (installed) 2. **[FlickrExport](http://connectedflow.com/flickrexport/)**, …

Is Today’s Big Money in Cross-Media Licensing?

SXSW music panel. Katrina Carden McMullan, Bill Hochberg (moderator), Jessica Darraby. [Official description:](http://2008.sxsw.com/music/conference/panels_schedule/?action=show&id=MP060324) This panel will explore legal and business issues arising from nontraditional uses of music-related intellectual property (music and graphic art copyrights, trademarks, band names and rights of publicity), such as for restaurants, advertising campaigns, gift book publishing, technology sub-branding, and licensing of …

Enhancing Digital Retail

SXSW Music panel. Panelists: Justin Sinkovich, Richard Gottehrer, Chris Fagot, Ted Cohen *[Official description](http://2008.sxsw.com/music/conference/panels_schedule/?action=show&id=MP060369): Digital retail is a growth market, and recent developments are encouraging for artists and labels alike. While rights management systems have not disappeared entirely, customers are embracing retailers’ DRM-free offerings. Distribution and aggregation are more streamlined. A base of paying customers …

The Blog Factor

SXSW Music panel. Panelists: [Gerard Cosloy](http://www.matadorrecords.com/), [Amrit Singh](http://stereogum.com/), [Sean Adams](http://drownedinsound.com/), [Maura Johnston](http://idolator.com/), [Carrie Brownstein](http://www.npr.org/music/), [Jason Gross](http://yeweiblog.blogspot.com/) *[Official description](http://2008.sxsw.com/music/conference/panels_schedule/?action=show&id=MP060342): Music blogs have emerged as tastemakers by incorporating unfiltered opinion, audio/video playback, and immediate publishing. As their initial impact expands into the realm of record labels and event promoters/sponsors, can they retain the personality and quirks that …