Skyway West Recommended August 27th to September 9th

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

GigaOm: Cloud Strategy: Choose Wisely

As executives contemplate the emergence of cloud computing, it’s important that they understand the questions they need to ask about why they’d adopt the new IT paradigm. Those deciding should consider the history and decisions made by Borders, the bookstore chain. Its execs chose poorly. Read More…

NY Times: Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing

Within a few years, Amazon.com’s creative destruction of both traditional book publishing and retailing may be footnotes to the company’s larger and more secretive goal: giving anyone on the planet access to an almost unimaginable amount of computing power. Read More…

Info Security Magazine: Trade agreement says ISPs should be ‘encouraged’ to become internet policemen

The Electronic Frontier Foundation – legal, policy and technology activists for digital rights – is warning that the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement “will rewrite global rules on IP enforcement and restrict the public domain.” Read More…

InfoWorld: ITC clears Apple of infringement of three Motorola patents, holds decision on fourth

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Apple did not infringe three of Motorola Mobility’s patents, while remanding the investigation into a fourth patent to the presiding administrative law judge. Read More…

NY Times: Rivals Jostle Before Apple Announces New iPhone

Back when Apple was an underdog, it had an easier time shrouding its product announcements in mystery and perhaps catching its competitors off guard. But now technology companies are watching every one of Apple’s moves — and scrambling to get out in front of them. Read More…


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