Skyway West Recommended April 9th to April 15th

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

RedOrbit.com: Iran Planning “Clean” Internet

The Iranian government will step up its censorship efforts this summer with a new national intranet that restricts access to services like Google, Yahoo!, and Hotmail, according to an official statement released this week by Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology. Iran’s plan for a “clean internet” will cut off millions of its citizens from the rest of the Web by mandating that “(a)ll Internet Service Providers (ISP) should only present National Internet by August,” Taghipour said. Read More…

TechTarget: The iPad effect: Changing enterprise video-conferencing strategy

It’s hard to find a device that has enjoyed as much rapid success in the consumer market as the iPad, and as a result, it has quickly entered the enterprise. With amazing speed, the iPad’s video capabilities are infiltrating enterprise video-conferencing strategy but must be managed by IT and network managers, not just tolerated. Read More…

NY Times: With Facebook’s Acquisition, is it the end of Privacy for Instagram users?

Is it crazy for Facebook, a start-up that has not yet even gone public, to be throwing $1 billion at Instagram, an even younger start-up? To some, the rich price tag on the deal, announced Monday, was yet more evidence of a bubble in the technology industry, especially because Instagram, a mobile app that allows people to share their smartphone snapshots with friends, has not made any revenue. But the history of Silicon Valley suggests that expensive purchases of start-ups by start-ups may not always be so crazy. Read More…


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