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Dr Yaacob to visit Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook on US trip

Published on May 17, 2014 3:00 PM
 
Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, will be in the United States from today till next Sunday to study the latest developments in the infocomm and media (ICM) sectors. -- FILE PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, will be in the United States from tomorrow till next Sunday to study the latest developments in the infocomm and media (ICM) sectors. He will also explore opportunities for possible partnerships, a statement from the Ministry of Communications and Information said on Saturday.

Lessons learnt during the trip will also help Singapore formulate the strategies for its 10-year Infocomm Media Masterplan, which will be released in the middle of next year. Some of the companies that Dr Yaacob will be visiting include Google, Microsoft, Coursera, Amazon, Facebook, Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

Dr Yaacob will also meet about 100 Singaporeans, mainly professionals from the technology, media and investment sectors as well as students, working and studying in the San Francisco Bay Area. He will share with them the new ICM initiatives in Singapore and seek their views on them.

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