I've consulted with fortune tellers and palmists a couple of times because I find it intriguing that strangers I know nothing about appear to know so much about my life, even before it plays out.But while it's always fun to find out what they think my birthdate says about my personality, I usually don't take their predictions seriously--especially since I'm still not a millionaire and I'm still not married to a Brit who takes me on his travels.
By The Way
An offbeat look at how life and social issues link back to the tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet Asia, where she oversees the business tech news site.
Almost four years ago, I wrote about how Singapore's Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), or what I prefer to call MMM (money-making machine), might be encouraging the local transport authority to stop thinking innovatively in applying technology to solve problems. Four years on, little has changed.
We all go through days where we feel jaded, fatigued and weary of dealing with petty politics and inconsequential squabbles in the office, while stressing out over the need to meet quarterly business targets.I've had my own share of corporate fatigue having run the rat race for over 13 years which, though short by some standards, can feel like an eternity when you're a media professional in an industry that runs at 300,000 km per second.
When at first GOO fail, GOO try again, and again.You gotta give it to Google.
Over 2,000 exhibiting companies congregated at CommunicAsia 2011 here this week, touting revolutionary technologies and top-of-line products and services.As with most trade exhibitions, product demos were the order of the day and most of the major booths had numerous reps ready and eager to showcase their organization's technology works.
I was watching one of those home design shows on TV recently when I found myself faced with that question: what if it all ends and we're forced to depend on our own resources? Will we be able to survive?
Earlier this week, local papers reported that access to information--on bus arrival times--used in Singapore third-party mobile apps had been cut off by the country's primary bus operator, SBS Transit. Over 10 of such apps including SG Buses, SG NextBus and ShowNearby, with a user base of 1 million, had relied on SBS Transit's Intelligence Route Information System (Iris) to provide the data.
Tomorrow, 2.2 million Singaporeans will take to the polls and vote in the nation's most heavily contested General Elections since its independence.
Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO and founder of Research In Motion (RIM), made news headlines this week after he abruptly ended an interview with BBC when the reporter began fielding questions about the company's security-related scuffles in India and the Middle East. The BlackBerry maker last year faced a potential service ban in the countries if it did not yield to the respective government's request to access data transmitted via the mobile device.
Election fever is heating up in the island-state and the politicking has gone into full swing, showcasing the good, the bad and the ugly.This little red dot I call home is expected to hold its General Elections anytime over the next two months, and one that is described as Singapore's first election since the uprising of social networking sites.