Eileen Yu

Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.

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Gain insights into business mobility

Gain insights into business mobility

We've launched a new site dedicated to business mobility. businessMOBILE Asia is targeted at senior IT decision makers, business management and influencers of business mobility technology.

published December 20, 2006 by

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Move over, China and India?

Move over, China and India?

weekly roundup If the news this week is anything to go by, it's not a question of whether you should outsource; it's where you should outsource to.China and India are arguably the current hot favorites in the outsourcing race.

published December 14, 2006 by

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Move over, China and India?

Move over, China and India?

weekly roundup If the news this week is anything to go by, it's not a question of whether you should outsource; it's where you should outsource to.China and India are arguably the current hot favorites in the outsourcing race.

published December 14, 2006 by

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Dad, what's chewing gum?

Dad, what's chewing gum?

Last week, I overheard a father explaining to his two young kids what chewing gum was. It then dawned on me that there is now a generation of youngsters in Singapore that have never experienced, much less know what a piece of gum looks like or how it functions.

published December 12, 2006 by

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Dad, what's chewing gum?

Dad, what's chewing gum?

Last week, I overheard a father explaining to his two young kids what chewing gum was. It then dawned on me that there is now a generation of youngsters in Singapore that have never experienced, much less know what a piece of gum looks like or how it functions.

published December 12, 2006 by

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Playing the patent game

Playing the patent game

weekly roundup I was reminded of the sad realities of the software business when the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said it was going to scale back some technical work, and focus on legal issues instead.The OSDL will cut a third of its staff--nine employees in administrative and technical roles will lose their rice bowls.

published December 7, 2006 by

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Playing the patent game

Playing the patent game

weekly roundup I was reminded of the sad realities of the software business when the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said it was going to scale back some technical work, and focus on legal issues instead.The OSDL will cut a third of its staff--nine employees in administrative and technical roles will lose their rice bowls.

published December 7, 2006 by

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Does brand matter?

Does brand matter?

Last weekend, I accompanied my husband to Sim Lim Square, a popular PC mall in Singapore, to buy a new home computer. He chose a white box PC with brand-name components, and finally settled on the best value-for-money deal after comparing prices.

published December 6, 2006 by

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Does brand matter?

Does brand matter?

Last weekend, I accompanied my husband to Sim Lim Square, a popular PC mall in Singapore, to buy a new home computer. He chose a white box PC with brand-name components, and finally settled on the best value-for-money deal after comparing prices.

published December 6, 2006 by

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Launching a new product? Celebritize IT!

Launching a new product? Celebritize IT!

One of the toughest challenges marketers in the IT industry face is getting people interested in a new product the company is about to launch. Their common gripe: how the heck do you make a rigidly-shaped IT system appear sexy?

published December 4, 2006 by

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Launching a new product? Celebritize IT!

Launching a new product? Celebritize IT!

One of the toughest challenges marketers in the IT industry face is getting people interested in a new product the company is about to launch. Their common gripe: how the heck do you make a rigidly-shaped IT system appear sexy?

published December 4, 2006 by

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Excuse me, are you an Asian company?

Excuse me, are you an Asian company?

weekly roundup After months of hard work and much sweat, the ZDNet Asia team is pleased to unveil this year's Top Tech 50 Index which seeks to recognize tech vendors that have exceeded their peers in terms of outstanding financial performance and track record, and a strong commitment to the Asian market.And the winners are...

published November 30, 2006 by

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Excuse me, are you an Asian company?

Excuse me, are you an Asian company?

weekly roundup After months of hard work and much sweat, the ZDNet Asia team is pleased to unveil this year's Top Tech 50 Index which seeks to recognize tech vendors that have exceeded their peers in terms of outstanding financial performance and track record, and a strong commitment to the Asian market.And the winners are...

published November 30, 2006 by

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