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4:35 PM ET, July 31, 2006

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
CNN snatching page out of YouTube's book  —  CNN wants some of the clips being uploaded to popular video-sharing sites, such as YouTube, to find their way to the cable news channel.  —  On Monday, CNN is expected to announce the launch of CNN Exchange, a page on the company's Web site …
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Plans Expansion of Videos on Portal  —  AOL is about to introduce a vastly expanded online video area, an important part of its effort to attract a new audience to replace that of its rapidly declining subscription service.  —  AOL has long been a leader in producing video programming …
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
Mike / Techdirt:
How Many Video Sharing Sites Do We Need?  —  There's been a lot of joking about just how many online video sharing startups there are, with new ones coming out just about every day.  However, it's not just the little guys.  While there's been some speculation that some big media player …
Discussion: GigaOM and Mark Evans
Reuters:
CNN to boost citizen journalism initiative
Discussion: IP Democracy
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
AOL Retools Video Site to Offer User-Made Content
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who Will Make Money with User-Generated Online Video?
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Mark Evans:
Lulu.TV Enters Video Fray
Discussion: Mickeleh's Take
Louis Hau / Forbes:
CNN Asks Audience For Help
USA Today:
Verizon calls on new phone to boost music sales  —  LOS ANGELES — In less than a year, cellphone users have bought about 7.5 million songs, while Apple's iTunes Music Store continues to dominate on PCs, selling more than 1 billion songs in three years.  —  Industry watchers have been predicting …
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Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
Verizon Wireless to end music download fee  —  NEW YORK - Verizon Wireless is eliminating the monthly $15 fee for its music download service in conjunction with the launch of a cell phone featuring an iPod-like click wheel and a memory card that can hold up to 1,000 songs.
Discussion: Orbitcast, Engadget and digg
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Recycle Bin not enough, Microsoft adds "Previous Versions" support on the file system level  —  When is a deleted file really deleted?  With Windows Vista, that answer gets complicated.  —  Microsoft recently revealed that Windows Vista would inherit "volume shadow copy" technology from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
MICROSOFT DETAILS VISTA UPGRADE PATHS
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SingShot Enters Online Karaoke Space  —  kSolo, acquired by Fox Interactive back in May, faces some new competition in the online karaoke space.  SingShot is releasing their own variation of online karaoke tomorrow.  The new service is essentially a copy of kSolo heavily influenced by the successful YouTube user interface.
Discussion: Deal Flow and Mashable!
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Big Is Online Karaoke?
Discussion: SiliconBeat and Traffick
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Newspapers to Use Links to Rivals on Web Sites  —  Want the latest news on Floyd Landis's positive drug test from The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times or USA Today?  —  Soon, it will all be on Washingtonpost.com.  —  The Washington Post, The New York Sun and The Daily Oklahoman …
Anything But iPod:
Archos 404/604 PMPs Looming Large  —  Last month we gave you a sneak peek at the new line of Archos portable media players rumored for imminent release.  Archos is still being fairly tight-lipped about it, but the ever-resourceful GenerationMP3 has once again come through with all the details.
Discussion: Gizmodo, PVR Wire, I4U News and Ubergizmo
USA Today:
EMusic's pitch: Download song — and own it  —  LOS ANGELES — The smash success of Apple's iPod is paying huge dividends for a less-well-known music industry player, online retailer eMusic.  —  Apple has sold nearly 60 million iPods since 2001, and music fans regularly frequent …
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Hub sets citywide WiFi plan  —  Nonprofit to install `open access' hookups  —  Boston will tap a nonprofit corporation to blanket the city with ``open access" wireless Internet connections, under a plan to be unveiled today by Mayor Thomas M. Menino.  —  The plan, which envisions raising $16 million …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Why my cable DVR stinks  —  reporter's notebook I love my DVR, but only when it works.  —  After a long week of interviews and writing stories, I was excited to hunker down in my living room one Friday night to see who had gotten booted off that week's "Project Runway."
Discussion: PVR Wire
Jaikumar Vijayan / InfoWorld:
Banks face Web security deadline  —  Majority of banks are unprepared to meet Dec. 31 deadline for complying with guidelines  —  For some bank IT managers, last fall's release of federal guidelines on validating the identities of online users helped catalyze ongoing efforts to adopt so-called strong authentication measures.
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Does a DVR Boost Viewing Hours or Not?  —  It seems that adults in households that have digital video recorders watch less TV than adults in the general population, according to a recent analysis by Mediamark Research, an audience-measurement firm.  —  That finding, which comes …
Discussion: PVRblog and Techdirt
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Both Microsoft and Google want to dominate the Web  —  Ray Ozzie's speech at last Thursday's Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting 2006 was a significant one - not only because it was the first major Microsoft strategy speech in years that was *not* delivered by Bill Gates.
Discussion: Blogging Stocks, JD on EP and chew shop
Judy Breck / Smart Mobs:
SmartMobs.com presents Carnival of the Mobilists #38  —  The Carnival of the Mobilists is a weekly tour through blog posts of people in the center rings of design, development and implementation of our new global mobile communications.  Mobilists bloggers enter their posts and you read the finest, freshest writing in the field.
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune to launch November 14th?
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TechCrunch catches blogger attempting journalism
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Julie Jacobson / The CE Pro Weblog:
LG Scraps Plans for Hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD player
Discussion: HD Beat and Engadget
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / MSNBC:
Media heir wants 'Airbus of the web'
Discussion: Techdirt and SearchViews
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple recalls early MacBook Pro 15-inch batteries
John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:
Blair visits Delancey Street cafe, world events a phone call away
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Pew Research Center:
Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership
Graeme / Earth: Mostly Harmless:
How I got mobile phone reception where there was no signal
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
 Earlier Items: 
International Herald Tribune:
3G cost billions: Will it ever live up to its hype?
Discussion: MocoNews.net
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
AOL to test-launch video search service
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Sports' Greatest Hits at One Web Site (but There's a Catch)
John Markoff / New York Times:
Camera System Creates Sophisticated 3-D Effects
Discussion: David Card
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
SEO Answers on Google Video
Stephen Hutcheon / MashUp:
Dell's battery malfunctions
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