Stories by David Legard

Thai riots spark reporting via Twitter, YouTube

The serious riots in Bangkok this week have taken a tragic toll out on the streets, but have also sparked an unprecedented emergence of amateur news gathering, shared over YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, which has proved ideal for the fast-moving situation.

Oracle to realign Asia sales operations

Oracle is to realign its Asian sales operations to provide more focused and specialized teams to replace the "generalized" sales force it has now, according to Derek Williams, executive vice president for Oracle Asia-Pacific.

Asian telecommunications carriers form lobby group

A number of telecommunications carriers operating in Asia have formed a group called the Asia-Pacific Carriers Coalition (APCC) aimed at promoting open market policies and improved regulatory frameworks, the group said in a statement Wednesday.

Online fraud: We got law, but no enforcement

Plenty of laws exist to prosecute online identity thieves and fraudsters, and also to co-opt ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and online auction sites into the fight against fraud, but enforcement is lacking across the board, according to security experts.

Online fraud: We got law, but no enforcement

Plenty of laws exist to prosecute online identity thieves and fraudsters, and also to co-opt ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and online auction sites into the fight against fraud, but enforcement is lacking across the board, according to security experts.

UN organizes open-source software day across Asia

The United Nations, through its International Open Source Network (IOSN) will organize the first annual Software Freedom Day on Saturday in an effort to educate Asian users about the benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and encourage its wider use in the region.

Open-source software alliance formed in China

A number of Chinese software companies have joined forces with overseas vendors such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Novell to form the China Open Source Software Promotion Alliance, China's first open-source software organization, several Chinese media reported Wednesday.

SingTel steady as Optus prospers

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), the largest regional telecommunications operator in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) posted revenue of S$3.02 billion (AUD$2.5 billion) for its first quarter ended June 30, 2004, 11.5 percent higher than the equivalent figure last year, the company said in a statement Thursday.

First Windows CE virus emerges

A virus designed to demonstrate security holes in Microsoft's Windows CE operating system but not to cause damage was identified by security companies over the weekend.

First Windows CE virus emerges

A virus designed to demonstrate security holes in Microsoft's Windows CE operating system but not to cause damage was identified by security companies over the weekend.

China remains haven for spam Web sites

The number of unique new unsolicited e-mail (spam) messages has risen 42 percent from 350,000 per day at the end of 2003 to 500,000 a day by the end of June, according to anti-spam vendor Commtouch Software.

Society set to kill off spam, academic says

E-mail spammers will be driven out of business within two years because society will not accept being held to ransom, according to Ravi Sharma, adjunct associate professor in the division of information studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

Gartner: Backlash against offshoring to vanish by 2006

The backlash against offshoring will deepen over the next few months, but will be consigned to the wastebasket of history by the end of 2005, according to Craig Baty, group vice president, Global Tech Industries Group, Gartner Inc.

Server sales rise as users rebuild

Worldwide sales of server hardware reached US$11.5 billion in the first quarter of 2004, according to research firm IDC. This represented 7.3 percent growth over the same period last year, and marks the fourth consecutive quarter of overall growth in the server market.