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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E-media contest for Asean

E-media contest for Asean

SEACEM, ChangeFusion and Freevoice are now accepting applications for "ASEAN E-Media Startups Competition".The goal is to identify talented e-media startups in Asean that bring independent news and views with financial sustainability in order to enhance freedom of expression, openness and political and economic liberty in the region.

February 2, 2009 by in Legal

Soft loans for technopreneurs

Soft loans for technopreneurs

Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) has launched a small-contract financing scheme for ICT projects valued between RM250,000 (US$73,436) and RM2 million (US$587,485).The small-contract financing offered by MDV provides financing of up to 85 percent of a project's contract value and loan tenure of up to three years, depending on the amount borrowed.

July 24, 2007 by in Legal

M'sian bloggers sued

M'sian bloggers sued

Bloggers Jeff Ooi and Ahirudin bin Attan have been sued for defamation by the New Straits Times, an English language daily, and several individuals who worked or are currently working there.Several newswire agencies have reported that this is the first instance of bloggers being sued for libel in Malaysia.

January 18, 2007 by in Legal

Bloggers can breathe easier

Bloggers can breathe easier

One of the problems with allowing comments on your blog is that somebody might post a comment that will get you in trouble because it's defamatory or libelous.The US Supreme Court has unanimously concluded that federal law insulates Internet providers and websites against lawsuits for the inflammatory statements of others.

November 22, 2006 by in Legal

Music and the Net

Music and the Net

Digital delivery of music over the Internet is already a reality in the US and is a growing phenomenon in Europe. But in Malaysia, it hasn't really started yet.

June 15, 2006 by in Legal