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1:15 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.
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:
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
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 …
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 …
Jon Hannibal Stokes / Ars Technica:
Microsoft turns photo collections into 3D walkthroughs  —  Via the EET comes word of a new technology called Photosynth, which can stitch together 2D snapshots of a location to build a 3D walkthrough.  So for instance, you could do a Google Image or Flickr search for photos of the Eiffel Tower …
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 …
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 …
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone software found in iPod updater?  —  Yeah, everybody's been grasping at straws (including us) for possible info on the iPhone for, well, the last couple of years now, and the latest adds fuel to the speculative fire without providing any answers.  So what else is new?
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and digg
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Valleywag Is Getting Lame  —  Valleywag has run a number of posts recently that mostly have served to make me look like an ass.  Many of these have been flat out factually incorrect, and sometimes the blog has run retractions.  —  That's ok, it comes with having a high profile blog.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
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.
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Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
SkypeLand News Update: Video Action, Niklas Spends, WiFi Phones
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Slashdot
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
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
JavaScript opens doors to browser-based attacks
 Earlier Items: 
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Review: Apple's wireless Mighty Mouse
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
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