Skyway Recommended February 11th to 17th

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think about things we do (internet trends, internet privacy, internet censorship, 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

TeleGeography | Skype grows 44% in 2012: Does the bell toll for Telcos?

New data from TeleGeography show that international telephone traffic grew 5 percent in 2012, to 490 billion minutes. However, as call volumes continue to grow, so do the challenges facing the international long-distance industry. TeleGeography estimates that cross-border Skype-to-Skype voice and video traffic grew 44 percent in 2012, to 167 billion minutes. This increase of nearly 51 billion minutes is more than twice that achieved by all international carriers in the world, combined. Read More…

National Post | Conservatives Kill Controversial Internet Surveillance Bill

The Conservative government has abandoned its controversial and much-maligned Internet surveillance bill, legislation it once claimed was crucial to stopping child pornographers. Less than a year ago support for Bill C-30, the so-called Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, was presented to Canadians by the government as a binary choice. Read More…

IT Business Canada | BlackBerry Z10 breaks all previous launch sales records

Results have come in and it’s official. The BlackBerry Z10 with BB10 is a hit. Company CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry Z10 sales is 50 per cent better that any of the company’s launch day sales in Canada Strong sales of the BlackBerry Z10 in Canada and the United Kingdom has propelled the new smart phone to break previous launch-date sales of BlackBerry handsets, according to Heins. Read More…

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