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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Do bloggers have right to privacy?

Do bloggers have right to privacy?

American Shannon Stovall this week filed a US$20 million suit against Yahoo for allegedly using her photo without prior permission, in a welcome e-mail sent to new Yahoo users.Stovall argues that Yahoo violated her right to privacy and right to publicity, which controls the commercial use of her identity.

March 8, 2007 by in Tech & Work

Do bloggers have right to privacy?

Do bloggers have right to privacy?

American Shannon Stovall this week filed a US$20 million suit against Yahoo for allegedly using her photo without prior permission, in a welcome e-mail sent to new Yahoo users.Stovall argues that Yahoo violated her right to privacy and right to publicity, which controls the commercial use of her identity.

March 8, 2007 by in Legal

What is your basic need?

What is your basic need?

weekly roundup There's a standing joke that if you're looking to start a lucrative business that guarantees fast and steady returns, then you should go into the business of selling adult content--or to put it more blatantly, porn.It's pretty straightforward, sex sells.

March 1, 2007 by in Mobility

What is your basic need?

What is your basic need?

weekly roundup There's a standing joke that if you're looking to start a lucrative business that guarantees fast and steady returns, then you should go into the business of selling adult content--or to put it more blatantly, porn.It's pretty straightforward, sex sells.

March 1, 2007 by in Mobility

Mobility is not a privilege

Mobility is not a privilege

weekly roundup In my interactions with friends and relatives over the Chinese New Year holidays, a stark reality hit me. Despite the oft-cited benefits of telecommuting, it seems that some local companies are still not sold to the idea.

February 22, 2007 by in CXO

Mobility is not a privilege

Mobility is not a privilege

weekly roundup In my interactions with friends and relatives over the Chinese New Year holidays, a stark reality hit me. Despite the oft-cited benefits of telecommuting, it seems that some local companies are still not sold to the idea.

February 22, 2007 by in Security

What's in a package?

What's in a package?

Several of us in the office here are avid fans of American Idol . The singing talent show has just started its sixth run, and already, a handful of female contestants have clearly emerged as vocal powerhouses.

February 22, 2007 by in iPhone

What's in a package?

What's in a package?

Several of us in the office here are avid fans of American Idol . The singing talent show has just started its sixth run, and already, a handful of female contestants have clearly emerged as vocal powerhouses.

February 22, 2007 by in iPhone

What did you lose now?

What did you lose now?

weekly roundup How often have you misplaced your wallet, mobile phone or maybe, your laptop? If any of those items contained personal or confidential information, even that one time was too many and your identity could have been compromised.

February 20, 2007 by in Hardware

What did you lose now?

What did you lose now?

weekly roundup How often have you misplaced your wallet, mobile phone or maybe, your laptop? If any of those items contained personal or confidential information, even that one time was too many and your identity could have been compromised.

February 20, 2007 by in Laptops

Focus on the user experience

Focus on the user experience

Little things like poor placement of USB ports in a notebook computer, or bad layout of radio buttons on a Web registration page, can affect the user experience.Do you wonder why it doesn't take just three clicks but more, to find what you're looking for on your latest mobile phone?

February 14, 2007 by in CXO

Focus on the user experience

Focus on the user experience

Little things like poor placement of USB ports in a notebook computer, or bad layout of radio buttons on a Web registration page, can affect the user experience.Do you wonder why it doesn't take just three clicks but more, to find what you're looking for on your latest mobile phone?

February 14, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Survivor: YouTube island?

Survivor: YouTube island?

weekly roundup If they weren't already before, the founders of popular video-sharing site YouTube became millionaires--on paper, at least--this week after they pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars in Google shares. At current stock value, Chad Hurley, Steven Chen and Jarwed Karim received some US$345 million, US$326 million and US$64.

February 8, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

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