Skyway West Recommended May 21st to 27th

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

CNET: iPavement adds apps to the ground beneath your feet

A Spanish company is hoping to put the word on the street inside the pavement under your feet, starting this summer. Via Inteligente plans to introduce intelligent “iPavement” at this year’s International Building & Construction Show in Dubai. Read More…

GIGAOM: Innovation isn’t dead, it just moved to the cloud

According to some doomsayers — such as engineering professor and entrepreneur Steve Blank in a recent interview with The Atlantic — innovation is dead and Silicon Valley is just a muck pond full of VC money where social media companies breed and reproduce like mosquitoes. They’re partially right, of course, but they’re also missing the bigger picture. Much of Silicon Valley’s most-innovative efforts might be coming out of Google and Elon Musk’s mind, as Blank says, but cloud computing has made innovation something anyone can do. Read More…

Technology Review: The Facebook Fallacy: Facebook is not only on course to go bust, but will take the rest of the ad-supported Web with it

For all its valuation, the social network is just another ad-supported site. Without an earth-changing idea, it will collapse and take down the Web. Read More…

USA Today: Wireless Carriers seeks to “offload” customers to Wi-Fi

With phone lovers clamoring to get on their networks, wireless carriers are building new offramps. Major carriers are investing in ways to unload customers’ data traffic from their airwaves into cheaper and more localized networks, such as Wi-Fi hot spots and small cellular base stations, which are designed for compact, heavy traffic areas such as stadiums and city centers. Read More…

 

Forbes: YouTube Turns Seven, Now Uploads 72 Hours of Video Per Minute

On its seventh birthday, YouTube is now uploading three days of video (72 hours) every minute. Running that through WolframAlpha comes to a staggering 37,840,000 hours of video per year. That’s a lot of cat videos! Read More…

NY Times Dealbook: As Facebook’s Stock Struggles, Fingers Start Pointing

Wall Street is playing the Facebook blame game. As shares of the social network tumbled in their second day of trading, bankers, investors and analysts wondered what had gone wrong with the initial public offering of Facebook, the most highly anticipated technology debut in years. Read More…


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