Eileen Yu

Senior Contributing Editor

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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Dad, what's chewing gum?

Dad, what's chewing gum?

Last week, I overheard a father explaining to his two young kids what chewing gum was. It then dawned on me that there is now a generation of youngsters in Singapore that have never experienced, much less know what a piece of gum looks like or how it functions.

December 12, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

Confessions of a paranoid Netizen

Confessions of a paranoid Netizen

I've always resisted the idea of blogging--the thought of opening a window to my soul for the entire cyber world to peer into, somehow, just never quite appealed to me.So it was with some reluctance that I eventually took on a blogger role at ZDNet Asia, but not without recognizing that it is a necessary part of my work as a journalist on a new media platform.

August 2, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Is that Facebook guy crazy?

Is that Facebook guy crazy?

I had high hopes of winning the local lottery last night. The prize money had snowballed to almost S$3 million, and yes, I've said it here a gazillion times before, I would really like an early retirement…PLEASE.

October 4, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Technology to answer the call of nature

Technology to answer the call of nature

U.S. politics marked a milestone this week when YouTube video clips were used in a debate involving eight presidential hopefuls from the country's Democratic party, supposedly to help Americans better decide whom they want as their leader in the 2008 election.

July 26, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Calling Asian tech startups

Calling Asian tech startups

A new generation of almost everything is emerging--from the way we search for information and the way we tune in to music, to the way we communicate with one another, shop and transact.Tech stalwarts like IBM, HP, Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle continue to be pillars of the tech industry, but many of these new possibilities are also the resulting efforts of smaller companies, startups and individuals.

August 17, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

Success still about good old-fashioned hard work

Success still about good old-fashioned hard work

Mega pop star Lady Gaga--or Lady Meat Wearer, as I call her--has landed in this part of the world this week to kick off her Asian tour.Her manager, Troy Carter, was in Singapore yesterday as the keynote interview at Music Matters 2012, where the American discussed a range of issues including why Lady Gaga was a "200-pound toddler" and the importance of social media tools and need for today's artists to be tech-savvy.

May 24, 2012 by in Social Enterprise

Survivor: YouTube island?

Survivor: YouTube island?

weekly roundup If they weren't already before, the founders of popular video-sharing site YouTube became millionaires--on paper, at least--this week after they pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars in Google shares. At current stock value, Chad Hurley, Steven Chen and Jarwed Karim received some US$345 million, US$326 million and US$64.

February 8, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Groupon SG turns to brick-and-mortar

Groupon SG turns to brick-and-mortar

I was having dinner at Suntec City Mall when I came across a shop--an actual physical store--operated by the local office of daily deal site, Groupon. There were three terminals in the space on which patrons can browse the site and purchase Groupons, some of which can be redeemed immediately at the store.

May 30, 2012 by in Social Enterprise