Skyway Recommended July 30th to August 5th

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

IClarified.com: Microsoft Introduces New Personal Email Service at Outlook.com

Microsoft has introduced a new email service at Outlook.com. Microsoft has focused on a fresh, clean user interface with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and soon, Skype integration. Outlook.com automatically sorts your messages from contacts, newsletters, shipping updates, and social updates, and with the Sweep feature you can move, delete and set up powerful rules. Read More…

NY Times: Apple Integrating Twitter to Overcome Weakness in Social Media?

Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter. Read More…

PC World: Background to Apple Samsung Patent Trial

The big Apple-Samsung patent trial begins in the United States on August 6th. What are the arguments, what’s at stake, who’s likely to win, and where will this leave the mobile industry as a whole? Read More…

GigaOm: Will Tablets replace the Smartphone?

With the Nexus 7 receiving good reviews, people are starting to enjoy the portability and immersive experience that small tablets offer over smartphones. Looking at the mobile trends, I can see how the tablet will replace the smartphone. And it may happen sooner than you think. Read More…

USA Today: Will Microsoft Lure You from GMail and their own Hotmail to Outlook.com?

AOL‘s famous “You’ve Got Mail” catchphrase seems so quaint these days, left over from a not-too-distant era when e-mailing felt relatively novel and fresh. That’s not to suggest that e-mail is no longer relevant. It remains the go-to way most people communicate in business and in their personal lives. But more and more folks prefer to communicate by text or tweet, or by posting an update to Facebook. Read More…

Financial Post: Facebook stock looks for bottom as execs head for the door

More troubles for social media powerhouse Facebook, reports Bloomberg, as the stock dips under $20 for the first time and two senior executives (who hopefully cashed-out some of their stock before it began its post-IPO decline) announced their departures. Read More…

IT World Canada: Always-on Encryption Justified say Analysts

Insisting data be encrypted on all corporate portable devices won’t be a hardship for organizations say two analysts. The call from Ontario’s privacy commissioner for organizations to always encrypt data on any mobile device staff use — whether they handle personal information or not — may not be welcome by executives. Read more…

NY Times: Internet Pirates Will Always Win

STOPPING online piracy is like playing the world’s largest game of Whac-A-Mole. Hit one, countless others appear. Quickly. And the mallet is heavy and slow. Read More…


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