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11:10 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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Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
AOL Retools Video Site to Offer User-Made Content  —  AOL is revamping its video site in an attempt to match popular do-it-yourself Web services like YouTube.com, while also improving its video-search tool and offering more programming as it tries to win loyal viewers.
Reuters:
CNN to boost citizen journalism initiative
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who Will Make Money with User-Generated Online Video?
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
CNN, AOL launch new video services - trouble for startups?
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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 …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:   Boston WiFi: Non-profit or Non-funded?
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.
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Brad Stone / Wired News:
Pinch My Ride  —  Ignition keys equipped with signal-emitting chips were supposed to put car thieves out of business.  No such luck - but try telling that to your insurance company.  —  Last summer Emad Wassef walked out of a Target store in Orange County, California, to find a big space where his 2003 Lincoln Navigator had been.
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, Techdirt and HD Beat
Larry Osterman / Larry Osterman's WebLog:
WAIT, THAT WAS MY BUG?  OUCH!  —  Over the weekend, the wires were full with reports of a speech recognition demo at the Microsoft's Financial Analysts Meeting here in Seattle that went horribly wrong.  —  Slashdot had it, Neowin had it, Digg had it, Reuters had it.  It was everywhere.
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
Background Tones  —  Way back in the late 90's, we had that weird idea that people could personalise the sound their phone made when it rang.  And so, perhaps the least expected billion dollar market emerged since err...sms a few years earlier.  —  So don't scoff at background tones …
Discussion: SMS Text News and MocoNews.net
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."
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 …
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.
Dan Dorfman / New York Sun:
Error Knocks Down Google $350 a Share  —  It was like a Wall Street version of one of those Keystone Cops comedies of the 1930s, but at least one investor wasn't laughing.  According to his stockbroker, he almost had a heart attack as a result of what appeared to be an enormous plunge Thursday …
Adrian Croft / Reuters:
Blair seeks secret of Silicon Valley's success  —  SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A risk-taking culture and close ties with universities are big reasons for the success of the U.S. computer industry, some of Silicon Valley's brightest stars told Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and digg
Pew Research Center:
Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership  —  Maturing Internet News Audience Broader Than Deep  —  Overview  —  A decade ago, just one-in-fifty Americans got the news with some regularity from what was then a brand new source ­ the internet.  Today, nearly one-in-three regularly get news online.
Kimberly S. Johnson / Denver Post:
Gasping for air(waves)  —  When EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV head to a Federal Communications Commission auction Aug. 9, they're not simply bidding on wireless airwaves but for survival in a broadband world.  —  The satellite TV companies have teamed up under the name Wireless DBS LLC …
Discussion: GigaOM and IP Democracy
 
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