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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Why is Asia not open to open source?

Why is Asia not open to open source?

One of the main draws--and selling point--of open source technology is its much celebrated developer ecosystem. But, according to an industry expert, this community spirit seems to be lacking in Asia.

August 21, 2008 by in Asean

All the world's a game...

All the world's a game...

...And the men and women merely players?Probably not quite what William Shakespeare had in mind, but it's what another William is perhaps envisioning.

August 14, 2008 by in PCs

Has the Internet changed our core values?

Has the Internet changed our core values?

If you've been following this blog, you might remember that I'm a self-professed sufferer of a, erm, disorder I've come to call, privacy paranoia.Becoming a blogger, getting on Facebook and letting people other than my friends be able to contact me via mobile and IM, meant I had to give up some of the privacy I've always guarded closely.

July 17, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Executive decision to let heads roll

Executive decision to let heads roll

Not a great week for the folks at Yahoo. The embattled Internet company is facing renewed pressure from Microsoft and investor Carl Icahn to have its board members ousted, including Yahoo's iconic frontman, CEO and co-founder, Jerry Yang.

July 10, 2008 by in CXO

A business right to give preferential treatment?

A business right to give preferential treatment?

The heated debate over Net neutrality made headlines again this week at the imbX show here, where a delegate highlighted that it would be increasingly challenging--with growing demand for video and broadband--to ensure all Internet users are able to access the Web without discrimination.

June 19, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

When IT pays to grow old

When IT pays to grow old

The results are out! What results, you ask? Well, it's the answer that every working adult in Asia wants to know: Are they earning less than their peers?

June 5, 2008 by in Singapore

Is the law still not catching up?

Is the law still not catching up?

When news first broke this week that a Singapore company had been awarded the patent to a technology that enables Web sites and pages to be linked via images, I found it tough to believe the report bore any truth.Long story short, Singapore-based Vuestar Technologies has hit the town with a stern message that any company that uses photos and graphics to link to other Web sites or Web pages, must obtain a "license of use" from Vuestar.

May 29, 2008 by in Legal

Why you've gotta love the Germans

Why you've gotta love the Germans

Ich bin ein Berliner!Okay, so I'm not exactly a Berliner--for that matter, neither am I a jelly donut--but I am in the German capital this week covering a conference--more than seven years since I last visited the country.

May 22, 2008 by in Tech Industry

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