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5:05 PM ET, June 18, 2008

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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Shifts Strategy, Tries Long-Form Video  —  YouTube (GOOG), known for short clips of dogs on skateboards, cats on treadmills, is trying something new: Showing video that is much longer than its previous 10-minute limit.  It's something of a test right now, limited to YouTube's …
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Greg Sandoval / Webware.com:
Could YouTube become hub for TV shows and films?  —  For a long time I've said that YouTube could become the Web's supreme ruler of short form and long-form video should it ever offer feature films and TV shows.  —  The Web's top video-sharing site now appears to be preparing to make such a move.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Could YouTube become hub for feature films and TV shows?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
YouTube goes long
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and CNET News.com
reddit:
reddit goes open source  —  Today we're excited to announce that we're open sourcing reddit.  We've always strived to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, and this is the next logical step.  When we say ‘open-source’ we mean specifically that the code behind reddit …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Digg this: Reddit goes open source  —  In the arena of crowd voting sites there is Digg and then there is everyone else.  Every once in a while a challenger will come up that looks promising, but it fades away.  —  For a while that was Netscape (now called Propeller), then it was Mixx …
netapplications.com:
Browser Wars Escalate with New Firefox 3 and New Opera 9.5  —  Net Applications Global Internet Usage Market Share site is tracking the Firefox 3 release by the hour.  Mozilla and loyal Firefox users have touted today as Download Day (D-Day for the Browser Wars).
Discussion: CyberNet and TechBlog
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CNET News.com:
Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast  —  Firefox 3 is spreading fast, claiming more than 4 percent of the share of Web browser usage less than 24 hours after its release.  —  According to Net Applications, which monitors browser usage at major Web sites, Firefox 3 rapidly ascended …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Firefox Reaches Its Goal Despite Site Problems  —  When the final version of Firefox 3 became available yesterday, it seemed they were going to have a hard time reaching their goal of five million downloads - an arbitrary number, since the record for most software downloads in 24 hours didn't exist before …
Tech-On! : tech news:
Survey: 91% of Japanese Will Not Buy ‘iPhone’  —  According to a survey by iSHARE, 91.0% of Japanese mobile phone users are not planning to purchase Apple Inc's “iPhone” mobile phone.  —  This research was conducted in the wake of the announcement by SoftBank Mobile Corp that it will release the iPhone in Japan (See related article).
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Electronista:
Study: 91% of Japanese don't want iPhone 3G
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
‘New York Times’ goes social with TimesPeople  —  CNET News.com's Caroline McCarthy interviews two NYTimes.com  —  software engineers for a video in collaboration with Beet.tv.  —  (Credit: Beet.tv)  —  The New York Times has added a new feature to its Web site that takes a few cues …
Cloe Shasha / ABCNEWS:
Will GPS Make Us Dumb?  —  Experts Say Direction-Giving Phones Could Make Us Lose Our Way  —  For most people — the cab driver, the tourist, the business traveler — the ubiquitous GPS has become a lifeline, giving directions to the nearest bathroom, a pizza joint or the shortest route to the office.
Discussion: The Last Podcast
telecoms.com:
Xohm WiMAX to go live in September, says Sprint CTO  —  Now we know.  After weeks of speculation as to when Xohm, the WiMAX business unit of Sprint Nextel, would launch commercial services, Barry West, Sprint Nextel CTO and president of Xohm, finally named the month (if not the day).
In Pursuit of Mysteries:
IE Sends Mozilla a New Cake for Firefox 3  —  20668 people have read this post.  —  Sean from Microsoft came by just a few minutes ago to drop off a cake for the Internet Explorer team.  As people may recall, the IE team sent Mozilla a cake after Firefox 2 shipped and it seems that they wanted to continue the tradition.
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph Blogs:
Is 3G iPhone businessman-ready?  —  Will business people be sticking to Blackberrys for now?  —  Finally, said Apple, here was a sexy, sleek device that's just as useful to travelling salesmen and high-flying business execs as it is to hip young things.  It will deliver push-email …
Discussion: The Register
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is LinkedIn Worth $1 Billion?  —  LinkedIn Worth $1 billion?  — I think so  — It is seriously overvalued  — I don't care either way.  —  The big news tonight is business social network LinkedIn raised $53 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1 billion.
 
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Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Gaming expected to be a $68 billion business by 2012
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Business Wire:
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Dorian Benkoil / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Jason Perlow / Between the Lines:
Pondering Apple in a post-Jobs world
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Austin Modine / The Register:
Red Hat chief calls for open source missionary work
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com
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