Never hand out your phone number, and never ever tell anyone where you live. Those were instructions my father would constantly remind me to obey when I was young.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
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 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.
Two major IT companies this week announced they will be losing their top executives as they usher in the new year. Red Hat's top guy Matthew Szulik has resigned due to family medical issues, while Cisco Systems' chief development officer Charles Giancarlo is leaving to take up a position at an investment firm.
'Tis the season for job hunting! Yes, it's that time of the year where companies start seeing staff throwing in resignation letters and heading for better jobs.
It used to be that, every once a while, journalists would receive hate mail from readers irate over opinions expressed in their column or commentary pieces. Inevitably, I've received my fair share, too, over the years.
When 26-year-old John Kenneth Schiefer decided to string together some computers to retrieve information off a network, he probably didn't think he could end up heading for an early retirement--in a prison cell.Then again, his act involved a botnet comprising 250,000 PCs, and Schiefer had used the information to siphon money from users of online payment service PayPal.
Hmmm, I wonder if Cary Sherman, president of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), is an active member of Facebook. I'm thinking probably not.
Would you pay the same amount of money for a domain name that ends in ".asia" as you would for ".
I had high hopes of winning the local lottery last night. The prize money had snowballed to almost S$3 million, and yes, I've said it here a gazillion times before, I would really like an early retirement…PLEASE.
TGIF! And what a week it has been, one I'd like to call let's-show-everyone-we're-eco-friendly week.
He wasn't one who went with the flow, and was widely regarded as an outspoken advocate of the open source movement in Singapore. Cheok Beng Teck, CIO of the country's Ministry of Defense (Mindef), chartered the way that saw the government body embrace--almost unabashedly--an open source strategy that few in the public sector would have been as comfortable adopting.