Eileen Yu

Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 18 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 covers industry developments in Singapore as well as other Asian markets, and enjoys pushing the line in her discussions about the impact of government regulations and policies.

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How modern technology has mis-valued content

How modern technology has mis-valued content

I remember returning to the office from my first few assignments as a rookie reporter, real excited, and eager to write about my "news-breaking" information."They said this is the world's first technology able to do that...

June 18, 2009 by in CXO

Can innovation come in SMB packages?

Can innovation come in SMB packages?

I'm in Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days this week, serving as moderator for a panel discussion at the APEC SME Technology Entrepreneur Seminar.Themed "Innovation and technology: the sustaining power of SMEs in the global economic crisis", most of the presentations and keynotes urged the need for small businesses in the region to continue to innovate, in spite of the economic climate.

June 4, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Complacency has no place in IT

Complacency has no place in IT

It was on April Fools' Day at the turn of the millennium that the Singapore telecommunications market was fully liberalized.Key market players had begun ramping up activities a couple of years prior to the big launch date, and the industry was abuzz with excitement at the prospect of new innovative services that were expected to follow.

May 28, 2009 by in Hardware

Open education child's best cyber defense

Open education child's best cyber defense

I have a soon-to-be six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier that has a habit of barking at almost every dog we paw past during our walks around my estate. Needless to say, it's an embarrassment each time she does that, and my family would inevitably look away--denying any relation to me or my canine--whenever a barking frenzy starts.

May 19, 2009 by in Asean

Cars should be made greener, not cheaper

Cars should be made greener, not cheaper

It was a long time coming, but the Tata Nano finally saw daylight this week when the US$2,230 car was officially launched.Dubbed "the people's car", the 624cc-engine vehicle is the brainchild of Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata, who aspired to build an automobile costing 100,000 rupees (roughly US$2,000), making it affordable to more Indian middle-class.

March 26, 2009 by in Hardware

Rise of the social generation

Rise of the social generation

It's been one rough week for social networking phenomenon Facebook.Two weeks after it revised the site's terms of service regarding user content, the company on Wednesday reverted back to its previous policy, bowing to harsh criticisms that the amended terms had violated user privacy.

February 19, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

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