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Bing annoys MSN partners

Global – Microsoft’s devotion to Bing is straining some of its MSN partner relationships and has even cost the company some cash. The portal’s sales staff has been irked for some time by Microsoft posting myriad links to Bing on the home page rather than to MSN properties, the New York Post reported. And more …

SPHMBO goes West with new sites

January 19, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Business, Marketing & Sales, News and Society, Society

Singapore – SPH MediaBoxOffice (SPHMBO) has opened up eight new sites for outdoor advertising following its exclusive tie up with the new Clementi Mall. Advertisers now have the option of marketing on these sites which are located on the facades, glass elevator and huge walls near the mall’s entrance. When asked who are the advertisers …

Groupon continues global expansion

Global – Collective buying site Groupon has continued its rapid growth around the world via acquisition, extending its reach across India, the Middle East and South Africa. Groupon has launched Groupon India, Groupon Israel and Groupon South Africa by acquiring local daily deal sites Sosasta, Grouper and Twangoo respectively. All three sites will transit to …

Pregnant woman fined $6,000 for maid abuse

January 18, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Crime, Home & Family, News and Society, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Society

A WOMAN suffering from post-natal depression got away with a total fine of $6,000 on Tuesday for abusing her Filipino maid. Cargo control officer Ng Kai Ling, 28, admitted on Monday to spitting at the face of Ms Araceli Puzon Mejares, 32, on Nov 2, 2009, and punching her on the arm on Dec 7 …

Economists say drop in foreigners may lead to labour shortage

SINGAPORE : Observers said the drop in the number of permanent residencies granted last year reflected a change in the type of immigrants the government is trying to attract. They said the move also needs to be seen against the backdrop of recent policies aimed at tightening the inflow of foreign workers, such as raising …

NKF to hold first fund-raiser in 5 yrs

January 18, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Consumer Guides, News and Society, Reference & Education, Society

THE National Kidney Foundation (NKF) will organise its first large-scale fund-raising event in five years in April. This will be a charity dinner at Orchid Country Club on April 15, which NKF chief executive Eunice Tay said on Monday will be ‘no-frills’. She said in a statement: ‘We want to keep it simple by going …

Major traffic jam due to series of accidents

January 17, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in News and Society, Society

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said Monday morning’s major traffic congestion was caused by a series of accidents. Traffic on the PIE in the direction of Jurong was backed up due to a fatal accident involving a motorcycle, two cars and a lorry. The SCDF said that they first received a call about …

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