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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Chip in the eye to keep the doctor away

Chip in the eye to keep the doctor away

Thought I would do a quick post ahead of my usual Friday ramblings because a press release came in earlier today that piqued my interest.Just yesterday, I'd mentioned to someone that it's been a while since there's been an update on RFID, or radio frequency identification.

March 24, 2010 by in E-Commerce

ZDNet Asia goes global on local

ZDNet Asia goes global on local

As some of you may have noticed by now, the ZDNet Asia site has gone through a pretty intense makeover. We now sport not just a new look, but also a new framework for how visitors to our site navigate.

March 18, 2010 by in CXO

What will social analytics say about your company?

What will social analytics say about your company?

I was finally able to set aside some time the other night to reassess my privacy settings in Facebook, following changes made to the social network's privacy policy in December.One significant change is that the "Friends" list can no longer be hidden.

March 11, 2010 by in CXO

Don't let technology devalue life

Don't let technology devalue life

I'd thought for a while before deciding to get a dog because I wasn't sure if I would be able to handle the grief of outliving it.Reading news about lives lost in a devastating earthquake or flood halfway across the globe makes me tear, so I was certain losing a pet that grew up under my care would leave me a wreck.

February 25, 2010 by in Tech Industry

Seeing the good in bad

Seeing the good in bad

There are people in this world who live life thinking they're invincible and that nothing they do can go wrong.And because nothing they do has gone wrong in their young life, they think everything should be done their way.

February 11, 2010 by in Security

How the Sun continues to rise

How the Sun continues to rise

I had sighed a sigh of relief when Sun Microsystems rejected a takeover bid from Big Blue in April last year. When Oracle entered the picture shortly after, I had hoped against hope that the European Commission would decree the union anticompetitive.

January 28, 2010 by in Hardware

When political, social beliefs rule the day

When political, social beliefs rule the day

Google may no longer be a verb in China if the search giant doesn't get its way and be allowed to operate an uncensored search engine in the country.In an interview with CNN, Google's chief legal officer David Drummond said: "[We] just no longer in good conscience can continue to censor our results.

January 14, 2010 by in Government : Asia

When technology costs more than human

When technology costs more than human

Movie director James Cameron waited 15 years for technology to catch up before it was sufficiently advanced for him to create the much-anticipated upcoming film, Avatar.To be released in 2D and 3D, the production is marketed as a breakthrough in moviemaking technique, where Cameron was able to work with a virtual camera and watch directly on a monitor how computer-generated characters would interact with human actors in real-time, then tweak and reshoot scenes accordingly.

December 10, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Will technology divide us further?

Will technology divide us further?

So I finally watched 2012 over the weekend, but the film left me feeling extremely agitated.The possibility that the world may meet its watery end in three years didn't bother me.

December 3, 2009 by in India

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