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7:10 PM ET, July 30, 2006

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Colin Campbell / Next Generation:
EXCLUSIVE: E3 FINISHED  —  Senior industry sources have revealed to Next-Gen.Biz that the E3 industry event, in its present form, has been cancelled for next year and the foreseeable future.  —  Digg this story here.  —  The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shindig has been a staple of game industry life since the mid-1990s.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
All the Internet's a Stage.  Why Don't C.E.O.'s Use It?  —  CHIEF executives are inclined to avoid activities generally deemed to be high-risk: Sky diving.  Cliff jumping.  Motorcycle racing.  And blogging.  —  Two years ago, when Jonathan I. Schwartz, then the president and chief operating officer …
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
New media making deals with `old' news providers  —  Everybody knows that online news is free and that technologically brilliant search engines like Google and Yahoo have been stealing readers — and revenues — away from technologically challenged newspaper companies and wire services.
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Rafat / paidContent.org:
More On Google News' Deal With AP  —  We've known about a deal between AP and Google News for more than a year now, though not sure what the shape or structure it has...it started with a temporary deal to begin with, and has now been solidified with a more permanent one.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Overview: The End of Paper TV Guides  —  A few years ago, online TV guides were just a paperless version of what was arriving in the mail or the middle of Sunday papers.  Today, however, as we get closer to the world of TV over IP and video on demand in every home, the space is evolving …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I learned from BlogHer  —  I think it's interesting that I met two of my favorite bloggers for the first time at BlogHer (both of whom are men, Guy Kawasaki and John Battelle).  —  But, that beside, what else did I learn?  —  Heather Champ, community manager of Flickr …
John Jurgensen / Wall Street Journal:
Moguls of New Media  —  The MySpace member with a million 'friends.' The receptionist with a production deal.  Some of the Web's amateur entertainers are becoming powerful players.  —  On the popular Web site MySpace.com, members set up profiles with information about their interests …
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
"DOPA" - HR 5319, Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006  —  The "Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006" (DOPA) act was recently passed.  To quote Library Journal for a summary: … I was going to sit this one out because of preaching-to-the-choir, but Kent Newsome asked my thoughts …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
WiFi On Mobiles: Fact or Fiction?  —  The New York Times takes a look at the emerging trend of mobile phones with built in Wi-Fi connectivity and concludes that the barbarians are at the gates.  Their conclusion is that WiFi could pose challenges to the traditional cell phone carriers.  Maybe, maybe not!
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Wireless Spectrum Bidders Put Down Billions  —  The FCC just released a list of 168 qualified bidders for the AWS spectrum auction coming up on August 9th, and also announced that the process will not involve the controversial blind bidding.  We've been following the companies interested …
Discussion: IP Democracy
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Review: Apple's wireless Mighty Mouse  —  Apple finally snipped the Mighty Mouse's tail this week, introducing a battery powered version boasting bluetooth and a more accurate laser tracking system.  I, like countless others, have been itching for a bluetooth Mighty Mousy since the day they announced …
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
JavaScript opens doors to browser-based attacks  —  Security researchers have found a way to use JavaScript to map a home or corporate network and attack connected servers or devices, such as printers or routers.  —  The malicious JavaScript can be embedded in a Web page and will run without warning …
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
A Counselor Pulled From the Shadows  —  LARRY W. SONSINI, Silicon Valley's most feared and sought-after lawyer, dresses in fine Italian suits even as the rest of the Valley — other high-priced attorneys included — ply their trades in chinos and blue Oxford shirts.
Discussion: Dan Gillmor's Blog
AdamKinney / channel9.msdn.com:
PhotoSynth: What.  How.  Why.  —  Blaise Aguera y Arcas is an Architect of PhotoSynth, which is a super cool 3-D image "tourism" application that enables a new methodology for exploring related groups of images using a complex imaging algorithm developed in part by Microsoft Research.
Discussion: Forever Geek
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Laura Foy / Recent Content On 10:   A global 3D world on your PC....from Microsofts LiveLabs with Photosynth!
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Palm's license to next-gen ALP to expire this December!  —  Trouble is a-brewing in Palm land.  According to their most recent annual report, Palm is pulling out of a co-development agreement they had with PalmSource (now Access) in regards to the next-generation of Palm OS.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Gadgetell
MSNBC:
EU antitrust probe of rival DVD creators  —  Probing licensing strategies for next-generation HD DVD, Blu-ray discs  —  BRUSSELS - European Commission antitrust officials are probing the licensing strategies of two rival new generation DVD developers, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the EU executive said on Thursday.
 
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Dude, your Dell just freakin' blew up.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Wild speculation: iPhone to launch in August?
John Leyden / The Register:
Developers cry foul over Windows kernel security
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Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax joins the New York Post's editorial board and other right-leaning outlets criticizing a pair of Florida bills making it easier to sue for defamation

Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg:
Filing: a US court gives Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the US, approval to exit bankruptcy, slashing ~$1.7B of its debt in a restructuring

Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

 
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