Edwin Yapp

An engineer by training, Edwin first cut his teeth as a cellular radio frequency optimization engineer in one of Malaysia's largest telcos. <br>After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at <i>The Star</i>, Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting. <br>He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia. <br>A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.

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Time for Asia's ICT voice to be recognized

Time for Asia's ICT voice to be recognized

I've just come home from covering the CommunicAsia 2012 Conference and one of the more interesting topics being deliberated was the visionary keynote address by Ambassador David A. Gross, who spoke about the rising place Asia has in the Internet world as well as the fact that governments should not intervene directly in the growth of the Internet economy.

June 24, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

Is the new work-life paradigm a good thing?

Is the new work-life paradigm a good thing?

At the recently concluded Citrix Synergy conference which I attended a couple of weeks ago, CEO Mark Templeton was on stage to speak to partners, the media, analysts, and customers, expounding the virtues of a new work paradigm.In his keynote address, he said: "When we all look at computing the way it has developed over the last 25 years, it's been built on a set of assumptions that is actually dead.

May 24, 2012 by in Cloud

How to avoid social media faux pas

How to avoid social media faux pas

Social media has been around for a long time and you would think that people in high-profile positions would be more careful with what they say in public.However this certainly wasn't the case for a certain Nike shoe designer who created a maelstrom on Twitter with his views that mocked a top athlete in the U.

May 3, 2012 by in Social Enterprise

Pervasive communication drives LTE forward

Pervasive communication drives LTE forward

In the past two months, I've been reading quite a fair bit about the development of long-term evolution (LTE) in the United States, and how operators are gearing up for the next 4G wireless technology on the horizon.Both main LTE operators in the U.

April 18, 2012 by in Networking

Old favorites bidding to make a comeback

Old favorites bidding to make a comeback

So the Mobile World Congress (MWC) has finally come to an end, and here are two stories that I thought were worthy of mention.Firstly, very early on at the MWC, the once king of the mobile phone arena, Nokia, went on the offensive when its combative and outspoken CEO Stephen Elop trained the spotlight not on the Apple iOS ecosystem but on Google's Android, reported ZDNet Asia's sister site CNET.

March 6, 2012 by in Microsoft

Excitement surrounds wireless world as MWC begins

Excitement surrounds wireless world as MWC begins

Dubbed the largest industry tradeshow for anything and everything mobile, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is expected to see over 50,000 visitors--spanning vendors, service providers, both small and large businesses connected to the mobile ecosystem--descending at the Fira de Barcelona, Spain, next week.I remember first covering this show--organized by the GSM Association--some nine years ago when, I believe, I was the only journalist to do so from Malaysia.

February 24, 2012 by in Networking

Today's tablets succeeded where previous ones failed

Today's tablets succeeded where previous ones failed

About three months ago, I bought myself a tablet computer, the Asus Transformer 101, with a docking station.I had been toying with the idea of getting a tablet since the beginning of the year but had held back because I was waiting for a worthy Android-based tablet, as well as one that would sport the latest Honeycomb operating system.

November 9, 2011 by in Tablets

Of subliminal indoctrination, inept social media strategies

Of subliminal indoctrination, inept social media strategies

In a report I filed a couple of weeks ago, the Malaysian government, through ICT industry regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), blocked the airing of a public service announcement (PSA) urging citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote in Malaysia's next general election.

October 3, 2011 by in Asean

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