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: Does the Internet of Things (Machine to Machine) need its own internet?

Mobile operators believe their networks will enjoy a second life as the backbone of the internet of things, but a French startup Sigfox begs to differ. It’s building a dedicated network in France designed to connect objects and machines, not people. Read More…

Canada Newswire: Rogers Hires Independent Third Party to Conduct In-Home Testing of Customer Broadband Speeds

Rogers Communications announced it has signed an agreement with SamKnows Ltd., an independent world leader in broadband performance testing, to conduct ongoing measurement of broadband internet speed, based on customer data collected in the home. Read More…

VentureBeat: Usability Expert Jakob Nielsen tears apart Windows 8

Yet another critic has stepped up to call Microsoft’s still-fresh Windows 8 operating system a usability nightmare, saying it is “a monster that terrorizes poor office workers and strangles their productivity.” Jakob Nielsen, one of the world’s foremost web usability experts, slammed Windows 8 in a lengthy blog post today. He calls out the OS for hiding features, reducing discoverability, low information density in “Modern” apps, overly active live tiles, and overall reduced power using a single-window interface. Read More…

Blog Maverick: Mark Cuban’s take on Facebook and Facebook Advertising

Lets talk Facebook. First, I’m not recommending to any of my companies that we leave facebook. I am recommending that we de-emphasize pushing consumers or partners to like us on FB and focus on building up our followings across all existing social media platforms and to evaluate those that we feel can grow a material following. In the past we put FB first, twitter second. FB has been moved to the bottom of a longer list. Read More…

 

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