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.
Latest from Eileen Yu
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tweets will surface more easily in Google search results after a deal was reportedly inked, years after a previous agreement wasn't renewed in 2011. Twitter has existing search deals with Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo.
Social media giant is apparently looking to open a sales office, likely in Beijing, to support local advertisers keen to peddle their wares to a global audience.
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.
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.
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.