Skyway West Recommended: April 30th to May 6th

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

NY Times: Data Harvesting at Google Not a Rogue Act, Report Finds

Google’s harvesting of e-mails, passwords and other sensitive personal information from unsuspecting households in the United States and around the world was neither a mistake nor the work of a rogue engineer, as the company long maintained, but a program that supervisors knew about, according to new details from the full text of a regulatory report. Read More…

Tech Target: Microsoft, Google unveil cloud storage and file-sharing services

IT pros have two more enterprise file-sharing services to choose from now that Google and Microsoft offer their own versions of a Dropbox product. Read More…

USA Today: LG unveils cloud-based storage service

Electronics giant LG is the latest company to hop onto the cloud. They’ve confirmed the launch of a cloud-based storage service geared toward multimedia files such as photos, videos and music. Read More…

Atlantic Wire: Suddenly, Facebook’s Advertising Problem Is a Problem

Less than a week before Facebook starts its IPO roadshow on Monday, advertisers have started to figure out that Facebook’s ad strategy isn’t all that strategic. The social network has used its huge 800 million-strong audience to lure advertisers, but these companies want more than the feeling that “engagement,” “sponsored posts” and “likes” work. They want metrics and results — something Facebook can’t and doesn’t measure. Read More…

 


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