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6:30 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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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.
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
CNN, AOL launch new video services - trouble for startups?
Discussion: SearchViews
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who Will Make Money with User-Generated Online Video?
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Mark Evans:
Lulu.TV Enters Video Fray
Discussion: Mickeleh's Take
Staci / paidContent.org:   CNN Officially Joins User-Gen Bandwagon
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
Verizon Wireless to end music download fee  —  NEW YORK - Verizon Wireless is eliminating the monthly $15 fee for its music download service in conjunction with the launch of a cell phone featuring an iPod-like click wheel and a memory card that can hold up to 1,000 songs.
Discussion: Engadget and Orbitcast
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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 …
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."
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Big Is Online Karaoke?  —  "The whole world is drunk and we're just the cocktail of the moment.  Someday soon, the world will wake up, down two aspirin with a glass of tomato juice, and wonder what the hell all the fuss was about."  — Dean Martin, in The Rat Pack.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and Traffick
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SingShot Enters Online Karaoke Space
Discussion: Deal Flow and Mashable!
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.
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
MICROSOFT DETAILS VISTA UPGRADE PATHS
Brad Stone / Wired News:
Pinch My Ride  —  Ignition keys equipped with signal-emitting chips were supposed to put car thieves out of business.  No such luck - but try telling that to your insurance company.  —  Last summer Emad Wassef walked out of a Target store in Orange County, California, to find a big space where his 2003 Lincoln Navigator had been.
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 …
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: Gizmodo, I4U News, Ubergizmo and PVR Wire
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 …
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 …
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.
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: PVRblog and Techdirt
Dan Dorfman / New York Sun:
Error Knocks Down Google $350 a Share  —  It was like a Wall Street version of one of those Keystone Cops comedies of the 1930s, but at least one investor wasn't laughing.  According to his stockbroker, he almost had a heart attack as a result of what appeared to be an enormous plunge Thursday …
Phill Ryu / The Phill Ryu Blog:
The Top Ten OS X Screensavers  —  Screensavers have become, in a way, a relic.  Today, their original use of "saving screens" from burn-in and ghosting is no longer needed with modern monitors, and screensavers have become used solely for entertainment or security purposes (lock out strangers).
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Jaikumar Vijayan / InfoWorld:
Banks face Web security deadline  —  Majority of banks are unprepared to meet Dec. 31 deadline for complying with guidelines  —  For some bank IT managers, last fall's release of federal guidelines on validating the identities of online users helped catalyze ongoing efforts to adopt so-called strong authentication measures.
 
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Reuters:
CNN to boost citizen journalism initiative
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Judy Breck / Smart Mobs:
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TechCrunch catches blogger attempting journalism
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Julie Jacobson / The CE Pro Weblog:
LG Scraps Plans for Hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD player
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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / MSNBC:
Media heir wants 'Airbus of the web'
Discussion: Techdirt and SearchViews
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The Bad Script Trip
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How I got mobile phone reception where there was no signal
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