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11:50 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.
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
E3 game trade show not cancelled, but will be downsized  —  Contrary to reports across the web, E3 has not been cancelled.  Next-Gen had hoped that they would blow the lid off of a hot story by revealing that the show had been cancelled, but some quick fact checking shows that they are simply incorrect.
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
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Profile For Sale on eBay  —  With all of the recent news about top Digg users being offered cash by Netscape to move over to their competing platform, I'm not surprised to see that someone has apparently placed their top 100 Digg profile up for sale on eBay.
Discussion: digg
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 …
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 …
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 …
Nwhite / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Feedback-Driven Improvements to Windows Vista Since Beta 2  —  As we come into the home stretch in the Windows Vista development cycle, we've got a lot of stuff left to do to make this the best Windows release ever.  As we do this, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your feedback …
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
Anything But iPod:
Delux iShow DLA-688 Now With Softcore Porn  —  China-based Delux is adding a new flash player to their DLA line (that little thing dangling from the girl's wrist is what you're supposed to be looking at).  Alternatively referred to as the iShow and the DLA-688—each with slight variations …
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
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
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 …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, digg and Slashdot
 
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Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
SkypeLand News Update: Video Action, Niklas Spends, WiFi Phones
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Slashdot
AdamKinney / channel9.msdn.com:
PhotoSynth: What.  How.  Why.  —  Blaise Aguera y Arcas …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
ATI to release power-hungry external video card?
Mike / Techdirt:
Torrentspy Asks Why Hollywood Isn't Suing Google Too
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Second Life: Millionaires and virtual training
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Palm's license to next-gen ALP to expire this December!
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Gadgetell
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Dude, your Dell just freakin' blew up.
Discussion: Things That
MSNBC:
EU antitrust probe of rival DVD creators
Om Malik / GigaOM:
WiFi On Mobiles: Fact or Fiction?