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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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

Apple's premium tablet gain won't last in Asia

Apple's premium tablet gain won't last in Asia

Its pricing structure indicates Apple's primary focus is the premium tablet market, but this gameplay is unlikely to work in Asia in the long-run as its competitors rush to fill the low-end mass-market void. And it's missing out on the untapped hybrid device opportunity.

October 23, 2013 by in Tablets

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