Skyway West Recommended March 5th to March 11th

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think like we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

IT World Canada: ISPs to fight CRTC again on wholesale rates

A group of independent Internet service providers is demanding access to the confidential costing figures four of the country’s big carriers gave  the federal telecommunications regulator before it set a new pricing regime for residential and business Internet service. Read More…

USA Today: Box and Dropbox are the Internet’s hottest start-ups

They are polar opposites, but two of Silicon Valley‘s hottest start-ups share similar names, market, adversaries and ambitions — perhaps with wishful eyes on going public next year. Privately held Box and Dropbox are competing for a slice of personal cloud storage computing, a solution to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and the rise of storing files online so that consumers and businesses can retrieve data from anywhere they are on any device they choose. Read More…

NY Times: Anonymous hacks raise alarm about the unguarded state of corporate computer systems

Hackers operating under the banner Anonymous have been poking a finger in the eye of one private company after another for two years now. They steal files from inside corporate computer systems and occasionally, as in the case of Stratfor last week, dump company e-mail online for all to see. Read More…

Computer Dealer News: Apple’s new iPad vs. Android: Which is better?

Scores of new tablets have appeared in the past few months, and now that we know what the third-generation Apple iPad will offer when it ships March 16, here’s the verdict: Android tablet vendors, get busy. Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL) specs blow past most rivals, whether shipping, announced, or on deck. Expect competing tablet makers to rush back to the drawing board and get a plan B in order to compete. Read More…

InvestorPlace: Will Canadians Be Watching 2014 and 2016 Olympics on Yahoo Instead of TV?

One area where Yahoo has differentiated itself from the pack when it comes to streaming video is live events. The topic became a hot one this week when it was revealed that Yahoo might be in a position to swoop in and scoop the Canadian broadcast rights for the 2014 Winter Games in Russia and the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. The reason? The International Olympic Committee (IOC) rejected low bids by Canadian television broadcasters CBC and BCE(NYSE:BCE), opening the door for Yahoo. Read More…

NY Times: Over six months to get a hijacked domain name back

Hey! You Stole My Name! Read More…

 


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