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8:10 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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Business Week:
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 …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and IP Democracy
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   YouRubes  —  Here's a metric to chew on: YouTube accounts …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
McLaws is right on Windows Vista ship date  —  I'm sad to agree with Robert McLaws about Windows Vista's ship schedule.  This sucker is just not ready.  Too many things are too slow and/or don't work.  I've been on the betas of every Windows OS since Windows 3.1 and Vista is starting to feel good …
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Melinda / Sour Duck:
Goodbye Grassroots BlogHer  —  Full disclosure: I'm one of the paid Contributing Editors at the BlogHer website, and I spoke on Day One at this year's conference, for which I will receive reimbursement for my attendance over the two days.  —  I'm quite disappointed in the BlogHer conference this year.
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 …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
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 …
Discussion: Blogging Stocks
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
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Eons Launches Social Network for the Over-50s  —  Eons, a social network for the over 50s, launched yesterday.  They've also thrown out a good tidbit for the bloggers, journalists and Diggers to get excited about: the service comes with an online obituary database that sends out death alerts when people pass away.
investor.verizon.com:
Verizon Reports Continued Strong Quarterly Results  —  440,000 net new broadband connections, including 111,000 FiOS Internet customers; 6.1 million total broadband connections, up 47.9 percent from second quarter 2005  —  Data revenues of $4.0 billion, up 89.8 percent from second quarter 2005 …
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
AdSense Testing New Ad Unit Styles  —  Google AdSense has recently added a couple of new ad unit styles for regular publishers, although neither of them can be controlled by the publisher.  First, AdSense is testing an unbranded ad unit where they have removed all Google branding from the ad unit …
aaronland.info:
Ladies and gentlemen : filtr  —  Shortly after I arrived in Vancouver, in 2005, I stopped using my digital camera.  I put it in a box and mailed it to a friend back home.  Having never owned a cell phone prior to leaving Montréal, I had quickly discovered that being able to moblog …
Discussion: Download Squad
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Toolbar Defends Against Other Search Engines  —  Ionut Alex.  Chitu investigated into a strange feature of Google's latest toolbar for Internet Explorer: a program that, when enabled, "defends" against other programs trying to switch the default browser search engine to something other than Google.
Ozymandias:
The Problem with Modchips  —  I received an email from "HcC" earlier last week with an interesting topic: console modding.  To quote: … It's a great question, and I'm happy to share some of my thoughts and opinions on the topic.  —  For the uninitiated, a mod chip is simply a device …
Discussion: Kotaku and Opposable Thumbs
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Venture firms are doing well — a surprise  —  You'd think the prolificacy of fund-raising by venture capitalists would lead to venture "fratricide," where hungry venture firms invest in competing companies, and drive down profits for everyone.  —  But that's not happening.
 
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Pearson ponders web strategy as profits rise
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Apple gets reprieve from French DRM-busting law
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Open Source Licenses are Obsolete
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