Need to know: the top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Tuesday, 23/2/16

SCS picks Ruder Finn; Uber on the Kalamazoo murders; iris Singapore splits from Heineken; Huawei keen on the US; Zuckerberg's internet plans; India's time to shine; VR in your car

Mark Zuckerberg's says he will push ahead with his free internet plans (Brian Solis/Flickr)
Mark Zuckerberg's says he will push ahead with his free internet plans (Brian Solis/Flickr)

Singapore Computer Society picks Ruder Finn as PR partner

Agency will lead PR and comms strategy for SCS regarding several upcoming campaigns and events.

Uber on Kalamazoo shooting spree: Media should be focused on easy gun access, not us

"In many ways, this focus on Uber is a distraction from the availability of guns in the hands of people who shouldn't be able to have such easy access to them," said Margaret Richardson of Uber's safety advisory board.

iris Singapore and Heineken part ways after 7 years

After a seven-year partnership, iris Singapore is parting ways with beer brand Heineken.

We want to set up in the US despite ban: Huawei

The effective ban on Huawei entering the US network equipment market has not dampened the Chinese company's interest in setting up Stateside, the company's chief executive said on Monday.

How Zuckerberg plans to grow internet

Facebook's efforts to boost internet connectivity will continue despite a setback in India, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says.

Time to bet on India: Wells Fargo's Jacobsen

Oil, China and the Middle East were the cause of market fears for investors at the beginning of the year, but these elements might now be the market's catalyst for growth.

You could soon stream 4K VR movies to your car

Passengers in driverless cars will soon be able to stream ultra-HD video straight to their virtually reality headsets thanks to super-fast 5G mobile internet, according to auto industry leaders.

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