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9:15 AM ET, July 31, 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.
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Scoop: Inform Reboots to Help Online Newspapers Like Washingtonpost.com Fight Back Against Digg and Google  —  As print readership declines for newspapers and online readership grows, every publisher faces the threat coming from the edge of the network.  Sites like Google News, Yahoo News …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Inform Enters the Search Economy  —  Inform.com has wisely gotten out of the Web 2.0 news aggregator business and into the publisher services business.  Erick Schonfeld at the Business 2.0 Blog has the scoop: … Since Erick has all the details, I'm going to delve into two key questions that Inform's strategy raises:
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Plans Expansion of Videos on Portal  —  AOL is about to introduce a vastly expanded online video area, an important part of its effort to attract a new audience to replace that of its rapidly declining subscription service.  —  AOL has long been a leader in producing video programming …
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
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Staci / paidContent.org:
AOL Expanding Video; Adding Download Sales; Garden Wall May Be Yanked Down  —  AOL is continuing its video push with long-expected download sales, expanded ad-supported video including movies from Time Warner sibling TNT and shows from other major programmers; and an enhanced video search engine.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Washington Post
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Recycle Bin not enough, Microsoft adds "Previous Versions" support on the file system level  —  When is a deleted file really deleted?  With Windows Vista, that answer gets complicated.  —  Microsoft recently revealed that Windows Vista would inherit "volume shadow copy" technology from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
maxconsole.net:
EXCLUSIVE: Wii Know A lot You Don't- Nintendo Wii Specs Fully Uncovered!!!  *Updated*  —  So far Nintendo have done a very credible job in keeping information regarding the Wii to a minimum.  Well all that has just changed!  An anonymous Wii developer has sent to us slurry …
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.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
CNN snatching page out of YouTube's book  —  CNN wants some of the clips being uploaded to popular video-sharing sites, such as YouTube, to find their way to the cable news channel.  —  On Monday, CNN is expected to announce the launch of CNN Exchange, a page on the company's Web site …
Discussion: Techdirt, Mark Evans and IP Democracy
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SingShot Enters Online Karaoke Space  —  kSolo, acquired by Fox Interactive back in May, faces some new competition in the online karaoke space.  SingShot is releasing their own variation of online karaoke tomorrow.  The new service is essentially a copy of kSolo heavily influenced by the successful YouTube user interface.
Discussion: GigaOM and SiliconBeat
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Both Microsoft and Google want to dominate the Web  —  Ray Ozzie's speech at last Thursday's Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting 2006 was a significant one - not only because it was the first major Microsoft strategy speech in years that was *not* delivered by Bill Gates.
Discussion: Blogging Stocks and chew shop
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
SEO Answers on Google Video  —  Okay, I took at stab at answering several questions on Google Video.  Here's what I did in chronological order:  — First, the video disclaimer.  Just as with my normal disclaimer, this is my personal opinion.  The views expressed on these pages …
 
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The CBC and DRM
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Stephen Hutcheon / MashUp:
Dell's battery malfunctions
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Les Blogs Herald France's Newest Inalienable Right
Discussion: IP Democracy
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Valleywag Is Getting Lame
Jon Hannibal Stokes / Ars Technica:
Microsoft turns photo collections into 3D walkthroughs
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone software found in iPod updater?
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Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
A Counselor Pulled From the Shadows
Discussion: Dan Gillmor's Blog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I learned from BlogHer
Discussion: MediaShift and The Bb Gun
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Wireless Spectrum Bidders Put Down Billions
Discussion: IP Democracy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Overview: The End of Paper TV Guides
Randall Stross / New York Times:
All the Internet's a Stage. Why Don't C.E.O.'s Use It?