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 19 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 aims to drive discussions about the impact of government regulations and policies.

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Singapore backtracks, unveils new Bitcoin regulations

Singapore backtracks, unveils new Bitcoin regulations

After stating it won't restrict transactions involving the digital currency, Monetary Authority of Singapore now says operators of virtual currencies including Bitcoin ATMs must abide by new rules to address risks associated with terrorist funding and money laundering.

March 13, 2014 by in Banking

Alibaba faces challenges in US e-commerce bid

Alibaba faces challenges in US e-commerce bid

Chinese e-commerce giant will soon launch its first U.S. online shopping platform, 11 Main, and it's looking to stand out by offering "interesting products" from "hand-picked shop owners". But will it pick the right ones and succeed in driving traffic?

February 13, 2014 by in E-Commerce

Why Singapore doesn't need Bitcoin

Why Singapore doesn't need Bitcoin

The island will get its first Bitcoin ATM in March, but does it really need another currency which main appeal is the anonymity it offers, especially since Singapore is reportedly susceptible to money laundering?

February 5, 2014 by in Banking

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