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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What is your basic need?

What is your basic need?

weekly roundup There's a standing joke that if you're looking to start a lucrative business that guarantees fast and steady returns, then you should go into the business of selling adult content--or to put it more blatantly, porn.It's pretty straightforward, sex sells.

March 1, 2007 by in Mobility

What is your basic need?

What is your basic need?

weekly roundup There's a standing joke that if you're looking to start a lucrative business that guarantees fast and steady returns, then you should go into the business of selling adult content--or to put it more blatantly, porn.It's pretty straightforward, sex sells.

March 1, 2007 by in Mobility

Mobility is not a privilege

Mobility is not a privilege

weekly roundup In my interactions with friends and relatives over the Chinese New Year holidays, a stark reality hit me. Despite the oft-cited benefits of telecommuting, it seems that some local companies are still not sold to the idea.

February 22, 2007 by in Security

Mobility is not a privilege

Mobility is not a privilege

weekly roundup In my interactions with friends and relatives over the Chinese New Year holidays, a stark reality hit me. Despite the oft-cited benefits of telecommuting, it seems that some local companies are still not sold to the idea.

February 22, 2007 by in CXO

What's in a package?

What's in a package?

Several of us in the office here are avid fans of American Idol . The singing talent show has just started its sixth run, and already, a handful of female contestants have clearly emerged as vocal powerhouses.

February 22, 2007 by in iPhone

What's in a package?

What's in a package?

Several of us in the office here are avid fans of American Idol . The singing talent show has just started its sixth run, and already, a handful of female contestants have clearly emerged as vocal powerhouses.

February 22, 2007 by in iPhone

What did you lose now?

What did you lose now?

weekly roundup How often have you misplaced your wallet, mobile phone or maybe, your laptop? If any of those items contained personal or confidential information, even that one time was too many and your identity could have been compromised.

February 20, 2007 by in Laptops

What did you lose now?

What did you lose now?

weekly roundup How often have you misplaced your wallet, mobile phone or maybe, your laptop? If any of those items contained personal or confidential information, even that one time was too many and your identity could have been compromised.

February 20, 2007 by in Hardware

Focus on the user experience

Focus on the user experience

Little things like poor placement of USB ports in a notebook computer, or bad layout of radio buttons on a Web registration page, can affect the user experience.Do you wonder why it doesn't take just three clicks but more, to find what you're looking for on your latest mobile phone?

February 14, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Focus on the user experience

Focus on the user experience

Little things like poor placement of USB ports in a notebook computer, or bad layout of radio buttons on a Web registration page, can affect the user experience.Do you wonder why it doesn't take just three clicks but more, to find what you're looking for on your latest mobile phone?

February 14, 2007 by in CXO

Survivor: YouTube island?

Survivor: YouTube island?

weekly roundup If they weren't already before, the founders of popular video-sharing site YouTube became millionaires--on paper, at least--this week after they pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars in Google shares. At current stock value, Chad Hurley, Steven Chen and Jarwed Karim received some US$345 million, US$326 million and US$64.

February 8, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Survivor: YouTube island?

Survivor: YouTube island?

weekly roundup If they weren't already before, the founders of popular video-sharing site YouTube became millionaires--on paper, at least--this week after they pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars in Google shares. At current stock value, Chad Hurley, Steven Chen and Jarwed Karim received some US$345 million, US$326 million and US$64.

February 8, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Dopod mini notebook is tempting

Dopod mini notebook is tempting

I still take notes using my trusty pen and paper when I'm out attending a press conference or conducting an interview. Lugging around my ThinkPad X31--even though it's an ultraportable notebook--presents too much of a hassle.

February 7, 2007 by in Hardware

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