Skyway Recommended May 27th to June 2nd

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

Huffington Post | Obama Meeting with Chinese to Focus on Hacking/Cyber Security

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will be looking for signs from China’s leader at their upcoming meeting that Beijing is ready to address its reported high-tech spying, which the White House sees as a top threat to the U.S. economy and national security. Read More…

IT World Canada | Rogers again challenges Ottawa with Videotron deal

The country’s biggest wireless carrier has again poked its finger in the eye of the federal government by signing another option deal to buy spectrum from a new entrant carrier before a ban is lifted. Read More…

Business in Vancouver | New rules for telecoms: roaming caps and two-year contracts

New rules for mobile phone carriers might not have much of an impact on Telus (TSX:T), which has already implemented some of the new guidelines, but it could have a positive impact on a local company that was born out of high roaming charges. Read More…

Quartz | A typical Briton will write more than Charles Dickens—in text messages alone

The average mobile phone user in the UK will text as many as 7.3 million words in his or her lifetime, according to a study by MobileInsurance.co.uk. With novels typically clocking in at about 80,000 words, that makes more than 90 literary tomes for each texting Brit. (The 15 novels of Charles Dickens clock in at a relatively concise 4 million words.) Read More…

Huffington Post Tech Blog (Tom Green) | Did Steve Jobs Ruin the World?

Steve Jobs is considered an amazing genius and made billions of dollars. Sure we overlook that he didn’t pay his share of taxes and didn’t believe in charity. But other than these occasional rumblings of dissent he is pretty much held in high esteem. We celebrate him because he invented incredible computers and phones to interact with the Internet and supposedly fix our mundane lives. And now we are addicted to these machines with most people under the age of twenty hardly remembering what the world was like without them. Read More…


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