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. After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at The Star , Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting. He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia. A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.

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Wikipedia founder coolish on citizen journalism

It seems Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales isn't so crazy about citizen journalism.While this might sound highly ironic given that Wikipedia itself is a product of thousands of citizen contributors, an online encyclopedia is a different proposition from online news.

November 19, 2006 by Oon Yeoh

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Wikipedia founder coolish on citizen journalism

It seems Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales isn't so crazy about citizen journalism.While this might sound highly ironic given that Wikipedia itself is a product of thousands of citizen contributors, an online encyclopedia is a different proposition from online news.

November 19, 2006 by Edwin Yapp

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Penang ICT Week

The theme of the upcoming Penang ICT Week, from Dec 6 to 8, is Innovation - Creating a Disruptive Force and Competitive Advantage.Penang ICT Week is the biggest ICT gathering in Penang with more than 800 participants expected to attend the three-day event.

November 18, 2006 by Edwin Yapp

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Penang ICT Week

The theme of the upcoming Penang ICT Week, from Dec 6 to 8, is Innovation - Creating a Disruptive Force and Competitive Advantage.Penang ICT Week is the biggest ICT gathering in Penang with more than 800 participants expected to attend the three-day event.

November 18, 2006 by Oon Yeoh

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Any chance for natural language search?

Do you remember Ask Jeeves, now simply known as Ask?It was different because unlike other search engines, it allowed you to search via natural language (that is, instead of merely inputting keywords, you can actually ask a question).

November 7, 2006 by Oon Yeoh

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Any chance for natural language search?

Do you remember Ask Jeeves, now simply known as Ask?It was different because unlike other search engines, it allowed you to search via natural language (that is, instead of merely inputting keywords, you can actually ask a question).

November 7, 2006 by Edwin Yapp

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MSC's incubator in the city

The first batch of start ups that will be housed at Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor's (MSC) incubator at KL Sentral is expected to move in this month.The main reason for building the incubator in the city is to address the problem of accessibility.

November 4, 2006 by Oon Yeoh

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The Net is meant for linking

Google has been fined €34 million because of a Belgian court order to remove all links to French- and German-language Belgian news sources as of September 5, 2006.Daily fines of one million Euros per day accumulated until lawyers for Copiepresse of Belgium were satisfied that Google was removing its links to Copiepresse news items.

October 30, 2006 by Oon Yeoh

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Fancy TV on your phone?

Dublin-based Qtelmedia Group Ltd, which has made Malaysia (Cyberjaya, to be more precise) as its Asian hub, will be offering consumers mobile access to TV for a flat rate of RM20 per month.According Qtelmedia, there are three reasons why mobile TV has not taken off here:i) Cost (of accessing video on phones)ii) Price (of 3G phones)iii) Content (or lack thereof)Qtelmedia is addressing these three issues.

October 30, 2006 by Oon Yeoh

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Fancy TV on your phone?

Dublin-based Qtelmedia Group Ltd, which has made Malaysia (Cyberjaya, to be more precise) as its Asian hub, will be offering consumers mobile access to TV for a flat rate of RM20 per month.According Qtelmedia, there are three reasons why mobile TV has not taken off here:i) Cost (of accessing video on phones)ii) Price (of 3G phones)iii) Content (or lack thereof)Qtelmedia is addressing these three issues.

October 30, 2006 by Edwin Yapp

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