The weekend review: Pinterest, iPads and batteries

GigaOM Pro readers went for variety this week: Articles about the current and future prospects of mobile devices, social networks and big data all ranked at the top of our latest popularity chart.

Do BYO data centers make sense anymore?

In this era of cheap-and-reliable renta-data centers run by Amazon, Rackspace, and others, does it make sense for a company to build a new data center on it’s own? Unsurprisingly, Amazon’s own James Hamilton doesn’t think so. More surprisingly, other IT pros agree.