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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How will mobile banking work?

How will mobile banking work?

Industry experts at the 12th Malaysian Banking Summit 2008 say not just Internet banking but mobile banking is set for further growth and expansion globally, reports The Star.CIMB Bank retail banking head, Peter England, is quoted as saying that Malaysia had successfully adopted Internet banking since 2000 and that mobile banking would follow suit.

June 7, 2008 by in Finance

Bringing ICT to the poor

Bringing ICT to the poor

Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus has announced a deal involving the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and some of the world's biggest telecommunications companies to help bring ICT to the poor.Yunus aims to combine the power of ICT with micro-credit financing to help the poor to earn sustainable incomes.

December 3, 2006 by in Finance