Eileen Yu

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 20 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she covers industry developments in Singapore as well as other Asian markets, and aims to drive discussions about the impact of government regulations and policies.

Eileen Yu has no shares-related information to disclose as she doesn't hold investments in the organisations she covers. Acceptance of fees related to her freelance projects does not constitute an endorsement of the company and will not influence her coverage of the company. She is not sponsored by any company or under any exclusive contract.

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When politics lend an uncertain hand

When politics lend an uncertain hand

Journalists in the Philippines have been having a field day this past couple of weeks, scrambling to cover new developments concerning a massive bribery scandal that implicates government officials.To cut a long story short, a US$330 million-deal between the Philippine government and Chinese state-owned network equipment maker ZTE turned sour after allegations of bribery involving high-ranking officials emerged.

February 21, 2008 by in Asean

Is there room for data roaming charges to go down?

Is there room for data roaming charges to go down?

Most of us now surf regularly on our mobile devices, but try doing that while overseas and you might grow a few extra strands of grey hair when you return home to a phone bill for hundreds of dollars--or thousands, if you're a Facebook stalker--in data roaming charges. So, a question begs to be asked: does it really cost our operators so much to support our need for ubiquitous connectivity?

March 10, 2011 by in Asean

Can Asian parenting survive in workplace?

Can Asian parenting survive in workplace?

By now, most of you would be familiar with Yale Law School professor, Amy Chua, and her infamous essay about the merits of Chinese parenting.In the article, Chua describes how her two daughters were never allowed, among other things, to have a playdate, be in a school play, get any grade less than an A or play any instrument other than the piano or violin.

January 20, 2011 by in Asean

Corporate governance don't mean squat if flouted

Corporate governance don't mean squat if flouted

The joke goes that, "it's only wrong if you're caught", so cheating in class or smoking on school grounds is only against the rules if the teacher catches you.But, while breaking the rules may not always result in dire consequences, not adhering to critical business rules can mean serious implications.

July 16, 2009 by in Asean

Lure of the Rising Sun

Lure of the Rising Sun

There is just something about Japan that draws techies back to the Land of the Rising Sun year after year, and the one place I never fail to visit--or rather, the only place I visit--is its capital, Tokyo. The city never fails to surprise me.

April 4, 2007 by in Asean

Why is Asia not open to open source?

Why is Asia not open to open source?

One of the main draws--and selling point--of open source technology is its much celebrated developer ecosystem. But, according to an industry expert, this community spirit seems to be lacking in Asia.

August 21, 2008 by in Asean

WikiLeaks puts Net freedom ideology in question

WikiLeaks puts Net freedom ideology in question

"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand--the largest anarchy that we have ever had."Google CEO Eric Schmidt uttered those words way back in April 1997 when he was then CTO of Sun Microsystems and alluding to how the Internet had emerged as the biggest driver of change.

December 16, 2010 by in Asean

Open education child's best cyber defense

Open education child's best cyber defense

I have a soon-to-be six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier that has a habit of barking at almost every dog we paw past during our walks around my estate. Needless to say, it's an embarrassment each time she does that, and my family would inevitably look away--denying any relation to me or my canine--whenever a barking frenzy starts.

May 19, 2009 by in Asean