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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Rise of the social generation

Rise of the social generation

It's been one rough week for social networking phenomenon Facebook.Two weeks after it revised the site's terms of service regarding user content, the company on Wednesday reverted back to its previous policy, bowing to harsh criticisms that the amended terms had violated user privacy.

February 19, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Parenting young minds in Net era

Parenting young minds in Net era

Once upon a long time, in a far distant past, as a child, I used to pretend-play the role of a teacher. I would lock myself in a room, scribble on a makeshift blackboard and pretend I was giving a lesson to a classroom filled with young kids.

February 12, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Tech must step in where we forget

Tech must step in where we forget

After a minor security scare--his house keys were misplaced--my brother went on a defense mode and installed a biometric door lock that supports access via fingerprint and/or a PIN number.But, ironically, if both access modes fail, the door can be unlocked with a traditionally-made metal key.

January 8, 2009 by in Hardware

May the new year bring good tech-ings

May the new year bring good tech-ings

I'm feeling particularly melancholic this week as 2009 rolls in and we bid farewell to 2008.The past year wasn't a great one, most of us would agree with that, and the new year isn't expected to be much better.

January 1, 2009 by in Innovation

Why make consumers pay more for e-services?

Why make consumers pay more for e-services?

Electronic services have long been touted as a way for governments to improve operational efficiencies and facilitate better communication with their citizens. Offering government services over the Internet not only provides cost savings, it also allows for better service delivery.

December 25, 2008 by in Government

The German rule of order

The German rule of order

I'm back in Germany for another stopover this week, after catching a quick flight from Vienna, and staying with some friends in Cologne.It's my first visit to the city, the fourth-largest and one of the oldest in Germany, founded by the Romans in 38 BC.

December 18, 2008 by in CXO

Why Starbucks still brews in Vienna

Why Starbucks still brews in Vienna

I'm chilling out in wintry Vienna this week, home to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and where boutique cafés can be found at almost every street corner.There's probably nothing more Viennese than to sit in a cozy little café, tucked away in a small side street, sipping a warm cup of coffee as you watch the world go by.

December 11, 2008 by in EU

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Plenty, it seems, especially in tougher economic times. When the chips are down and almost every company in the market is clocking negative growth, some tech buyers rely on reputation to decide which vendor to invest in.

December 4, 2008 by in Hardware

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