Edwin Yapp

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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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M'sian WiMax operator off to shaky start

M'sian WiMax operator off to shaky start

Last of four operators to launch WiMax in Malaysia, YTL Communications suffers series of malicious attacks on Web servers during official launch, leaving subscribers unable to access or sign up for services.

November 22, 2010 by in CXO

Is M'sia's online world ready for free speech?

Is M'sia's online world ready for free speech?

The social media and online publishing world have had a busy month in Malaysia.Within the span of a month, several incidents have arisen that have directly involved online platforms and how information therein has been posted, so much so that many, including both sides of the political aisle have also weighed in with their views.

September 7, 2010 by in CXO

A tech wishlist for 2010, minus the hype

A tech wishlist for 2010, minus the hype

The new year has arrived and once again it's that time of the year for many to make new resolutions.I'm not the kind of guy who makes resolutions every year but I do try to think about how I want to prioritize my resources--both time and money--and direct them at my goals for the year, so that I can focus on attaining those aims I've set out to achieve.

January 12, 2010 by in CXO

Use mobile phones on MAS flights

Use mobile phones on MAS flights

Don't you hate it when the air stewardess comes up to you and says you're not allowed to use your mobile phone until the plane has stopped moving?If you take Malaysia Airlines, you can use your mobile phone and Blackberry-type devices to make phonecalls, send SMS and e-mail.

November 5, 2008 by in CXO