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 to avoid social media faux pas

How to avoid social media faux pas

Social media has been around for a long time and you would think that people in high-profile positions would be more careful with what they say in public.However this certainly wasn't the case for a certain Nike shoe designer who created a maelstrom on Twitter with his views that mocked a top athlete in the U.

May 3, 2012 by in Social Media

The iPhone comes to town...again

The iPhone comes to town...again

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about some interesting developments in the telco world that would have taken place in March.Two of the three events did happen last month, with TM launching its high-speed broadband service, UniFi, on Mar.

April 7, 2010 by in Social Media

Formidable is the power of Web 2.0

Formidable is the power of Web 2.0

As journalists, it's not uncommon to find companies which press conferences we attend, issue clarifications after the event has ended.But having gone to hundreds of these events, I've yet to come across one I've attended that changes the terms and conditions of their product offering a mere 48 hours after the event.

March 28, 2010 by in Social Media

M'sian authorities reverse Web site ban

M'sian authorities reverse Web site ban

The government has decided to order the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to reinstate access to blocked Web sites including Malaysia Today, the popular but controversial political site maintained by Raja Petra Kamarudin.This is a good move.

September 11, 2008 by in Social Media