Verizon to combat (iPhone) data hogs by throttling mobile data

Verizon is preparing for an expected onslaught of mobile data usage from new iPhone customers by throttling data for the top 5 percent of users — the so-called “data hogs.” It’s also compressing data files transmitted over its wireless network, according to a Verizon memo (PDF) revealed by the mobile site Boy Genius Report.

Aryaka Networks: Stop sending the same files twice

Aryaka Networks, a provider of a cloud-based service that trims bandwidth usage and latency concerns for large companies, is launching today and has raised $14 million in its first round of funding.