Skyway Recommended September 24th to 30th

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

AllThingsD: Tipping Point? We’re Watching More Web Video on TVs Than on PCs.

Getting Web video off your PC and onto your plasma screen used to be a niche activity. No more: Consumer-tracking service NPD says TV sets are now the most popular way to watch streaming video. Read More…

The Vancouver Province: Privacy Watchdog says Websites leaking personal info about registered users

Some leading Canadian websites are inappropriately passing the personal information of their users to third-party sites, such as advertising companies, says the federal privacy watchdog. Read More…

Wired UK: Why an arrogant Apple should take note of the BlackBerry breakdown

It’s been a tough 2012 for the one-time smartphone market leader. RIM’s stock price has fallen by nearly 60 per cent as the company bleeds money, jobs, and market share. Meanwhile, its only hope for salvation, its new BlackBerry 10 operating system, won’t launch until 2013. All of which should give Apple pause. Why? Read More…

NY Times: Free Speech in the Age of YouTube

COMPANIES are usually accountable to no one but their shareholders. Internet companies are a different breed. Because they traffic in speech — rather than, say, corn syrup or warplanes — they make decisions every day about what kind of expression is allowed where. And occasionally they come under pressure to explain how they decide, on whose laws and values they rely, and how they distinguish between toxic speech that must be taken down and that which can remain. Read More…

Business Insider: Did Facebook Spend Years Chasing The Wrong Ad Business?

Facebook has always sold ads the old-fashioned way, disguised as something new. Now, as Facebook has begun selling ads in a different, much more lucrative way that others have been doing for years, it feels like Facebook’s tactic has put the company years behind schedule. Read More…

NY Times: Apple’s Feud With Google Is Now Felt on iPhone

Once the best of friends, Google and Apple have become foes, battling in courtrooms and in the consumer marketplace. Last week, the hostilities took a new turn when they spilled right onto smartphone screens. Read More…


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