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11:35 PM ET, August 1, 2006

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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
YouTube overtakes MySpace  —  The rise and rise of YouTube  —  MediaGuardian.co.uk  —  YouTube has established itself at the top of the league of the new generation of community websites by becoming even more popular than MySpace, according to research.  —  The video sharing site has taken …
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Whose Video Is It, Anyway?  —  YouTube's runaway success has opened a Pandora's box of copyright issues  —  When YouTube Inc. was sued on July 14 for copyright infringement, the shock wasn't that the video-sharing service was being yanked into court.  Questions had been swirling for months …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
YouRubes  —  Here's a metric to chew on: YouTube accounts for 60 percent of all online video viewing.  That's an astonishing achievement for a site just 17 months old, but one that's not without its problems — two in particular: copyright and artist compensation.
Discussion: Cloudy Thinking
Mike / Techdirt:
How Truthiness And Wikiality Helped Colbert Take Down Wikipedia  —  from the the-revolution-will-not-be-verified dept  —  Since The Daily Show has been getting so much love from the tech crowd lately, with their recent discussions on net neutrality, spinoff show The Colbert Report had to really step things up to top its parent show.
Discussion: Business Filter
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Corey Spring / Newsvine:   Stephen Colbert Causes Chaos on Wikipedia, Gets Blocked from Site
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Sirius Satellite Radio Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (SIRI)  —  Executives  —  Jim Meyer - President, Sales and Operations  —  Analysts  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Sirius Satellite Radio second quarter 2006 earnings conference call.
Discussion: Digital Music News and Orbitcast
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Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
Sirius Stiletto to Debut Later This Summer
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechEffect
Dina Bass / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Businesses in no hurry to buy Vista  —  'Let somebody else work out the bugs' in Windows update  —  Microsoft Corp. may have to wait at least a year for most U.S. companies to switch to the new version of its Windows operating system, according to a survey by JupiterResearch.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes + Coke = happy Apple, happy users  —  Coca-Cola, which one ran its own music download service in the UK, recently closed down mycokemusic.com because of sharp decline in its marketshare due to, undoubtedly, much stronger competitors such as Napster and iTMS pushing them out of the market.
Tor Thorsen / GameSpot:
Confirmed: No Unreal Tournament 2007 till 2007  —  Midway says the PC edition of its much-awaited shooter won't ship until "first half" of next year; PS3 version still TBA, more Xbox 360 hints dropped.  —  In October 2003, Atari announced that Unreal Tournament 2004 had been delayed...until 2004.
Discussion: Kotaku, Blue's News and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Mylene Mangalindan / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Ups Lure Executives At eBay, Yahoo  —  After six years at Yahoo Inc., including a stint as vice president of the company's successful online-shopping business, Rob Solomon wanted a new challenge.  —  Last year, he was offered the job of chief executive at Internet travel start …
AC/OS:
Can open source crack the "B" barrier?  —  Stephen O'Grady apparently spent last week at the wrong conference.  He came away from OSCON wondering if open source companies can ever reach the $1 billion mark in sales.  He writes: … What's interesting to me is that the very same numbers …
Discussion: open and tecosystems
Tony Smith / The Register:
Nvidia unwraps 64x SLI monster GPU rig  —  What do you get for the graphics buff who has everything?  How about Nvidia's Quadro Plex 1000, a racked collection of GPUs in their own box, together capable of rendering 80bn pixels every second and powering monitors with a combined resolution of up to 148 megapixels.
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
JR passengers to generate electricity at train stations  —  The East Japan Railway Company (JR-East), as part of research aimed at developing more environmentally friendly train stations, is testing an experimental system that produces electricity as people pass through ticket gates.
Discussion: Engadget and SCI FI Tech
Mike / Techdirt:
Mike McCurry: Will You Pay Google's Bandwidth Bills For The Rest Of This Year?  —  from the worth-asking dept  —  We've already covered how much dishonesty there is in the network neutrality debate — often involving editorial pieces in major newspapers penned by lobbyists.
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Oracle 'Losing Patience' with XenSource, VMware  —  Oracle is fast losing its patience with both XenSource and VMware over their reluctance to work together to help develop a single interface that will integrate a variety of virtualization solutions in the Linux kernel.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Slashdot
Manfred Dworschak / Spiegel Online:
How Google Earth Is Changing Science  —  Biologists, epidemiologists and disaster control experts are discovering Google Earth as a powerful tool in their work.  The success of the digital globe has reawakened interest in computer mapping models.  —  Erik Born constantly keeps tabs …
Discussion: Techdirt
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Can Your Programming Language Do This?  —  One day, you're browsing through your code, and you notice two big blocks that look almost exactly the same.  In fact, they're exactly the same, except that one block refers to "Spaghetti" and one block refers to "Chocolate Moose."  —  // A trivial example:
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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 …
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Preston Gralla / Networking Pipeline Blog:
More Lies From Vonage?  —  The Vonage earnings report is out …
Discussion: Techdirt and Digital Life
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
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IP address not legal evidence identifying file sharers
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Verizon Reports Continued Strong Quarterly Results
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Digital kids  —  MySpace blurs line between friends and flacks
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The Problem with Modchips  —  I received an email from "HcC" …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD nabs 26 percent of server market
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