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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Predictions gone wrong

Predictions gone wrong

While attending a Red Hat event sometime last month, a video made by the company truly captivated me, and many others in the room.The video did not try to sell Red Hat.

published September 4, 2006 by

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Best things in life should be free

Best things in life should be free

weekly roundup The best things in life aren't always free, but shouldn't they? When I met up with free software advocate Richard Stallman a couple of years back, he discussed the need for everyone to have "a minimum freedom" to consume "any kind of written or artistic work" including encyclopedias, music and art.

published August 31, 2006 by

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Best things in life should be free

Best things in life should be free

weekly roundup The best things in life aren't always free, but shouldn't they? When I met up with free software advocate Richard Stallman a couple of years back, he discussed the need for everyone to have "a minimum freedom" to consume "any kind of written or artistic work" including encyclopedias, music and art.

published August 31, 2006 by

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Keeping Apple at bay

Keeping Apple at bay

weekly roundup In December last year, Singapore's golden boy Creative Technology declared that it is expecting arch rival Apple Computer to pay royalties for a U.S.

published August 24, 2006 by

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Keeping Apple at bay

Keeping Apple at bay

weekly roundup In December last year, Singapore's golden boy Creative Technology declared that it is expecting arch rival Apple Computer to pay royalties for a U.S.

published August 24, 2006 by

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Taking the lead to lead by example

Taking the lead to lead by example

A few months ago, a friend forwarded me a speech made by a well-known name in the outsourcing circle not only in the region, but worldwide.The man, speaking at an employee session of an IT company in India, reminded his listeners that it was important to avoid putting in long hours at work for long periods of time.

published August 21, 2006 by

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Taking the lead to lead by example

Taking the lead to lead by example

A few months ago, a friend forwarded me a speech made by a well-known name in the outsourcing circle not only in the region, but worldwide.The man, speaking at an employee session of an IT company in India, reminded his listeners that it was important to avoid putting in long hours at work for long periods of time.

published August 21, 2006 by

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Calling Asian tech startups

Calling Asian tech startups

A new generation of almost everything is emerging--from the way we search for information and the way we tune in to music, to the way we communicate with one another, shop and transact.Tech stalwarts like IBM, HP, Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle continue to be pillars of the tech industry, but many of these new possibilities are also the resulting efforts of smaller companies, startups and individuals.

published August 17, 2006 by

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Calling Asian tech startups

Calling Asian tech startups

A new generation of almost everything is emerging--from the way we search for information and the way we tune in to music, to the way we communicate with one another, shop and transact.Tech stalwarts like IBM, HP, Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle continue to be pillars of the tech industry, but many of these new possibilities are also the resulting efforts of smaller companies, startups and individuals.

published August 17, 2006 by

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