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3:05 PM ET, July 31, 2006

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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 …
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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: TechCrunch and Somewhat Frank
Mike / Techdirt:
How Many Video Sharing Sites Do We Need?  —  There's been a lot of joking about just how many online video sharing startups there are, with new ones coming out just about every day.  However, it's not just the little guys.  While there's been some speculation that some big media player …
Discussion: GigaOM and Mark Evans
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
AOL Retools Video Site to Offer User-Made Content  —  AOL is revamping its video site in an attempt to match popular do-it-yourself Web services like YouTube.com, while also improving its video-search tool and offering more programming as it tries to win loyal viewers.
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Podcasting News
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who Will Make Money with User-Generated Online Video?
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Kenneth Li / Reuters:   AOL to test-launch video search service
Louis Hau / Forbes:
CNN Asks Audience For Help
Staci / paidContent.org:
AOL Expanding Video; Adding Download Sales; Garden Wall May Be Yanked Down
Discussion: IP Democracy and ResourceShelf
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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Big Is Online Karaoke?
Discussion: SiliconBeat and Traffick
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Newspapers to Use Links to Rivals on Web Sites  —  Want the latest news on Floyd Landis's positive drug test from The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times or USA Today?  —  Soon, it will all be on Washingtonpost.com.  —  The Washington Post, The New York Sun and The Daily Oklahoman …
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.
Anything But iPod:
Archos 404/604 PMPs Looming Large  —  Last month we gave you a sneak peek at the new line of Archos portable media players rumored for imminent release.  Archos is still being fairly tight-lipped about it, but the ever-resourceful GenerationMP3 has once again come through with all the details.
Discussion: I4U News and Ubergizmo
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Hub sets citywide WiFi plan  —  Nonprofit to install `open access' hookups  —  Boston will tap a nonprofit corporation to blanket the city with ``open access" wireless Internet connections, under a plan to be unveiled today by Mayor Thomas M. Menino.  —  The plan, which envisions raising $16 million …
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, JD on EP and chew shop
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Does a DVR Boost Viewing Hours or Not?  —  It seems that adults in households that have digital video recorders watch less TV than adults in the general population, according to a recent analysis by Mediamark Research, an audience-measurement firm.  —  That finding, which comes …
Discussion: Techdirt and PVRblog
USA Today:
Verizon calls on new phone to boost music sales  —  LOS ANGELES — In less than a year, cellphone users have bought about 7.5 million songs, while Apple's iTunes Music Store continues to dominate on PCs, selling more than 1 billion songs in three years.  —  Industry watchers have been predicting …
Pew Research Center:
Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership  —  Maturing Internet News Audience Broader Than Deep  —  Overview  —  A decade ago, just one-in-fifty Americans got the news with some regularity from what was then a brand new source ­ the internet.  Today, nearly one-in-three regularly get news online.
USA Today:
EMusic's pitch: Download song — and own it  —  LOS ANGELES — The smash success of Apple's iPod is paying huge dividends for a less-well-known music industry player, online retailer eMusic.  —  Apple has sold nearly 60 million iPods since 2001, and music fans regularly frequent …
Discussion: Techdirt, Coolfer and dapreview.net
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Why my cable DVR stinks  —  reporter's notebook I love my DVR, but only when it works.  —  After a long week of interviews and writing stories, I was excited to hunker down in my living room one Friday night to see who had gotten booted off that week's "Project Runway."
 
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