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5:20 PM ET, August 1, 2006

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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
YouTube overtakes MySpace  —  The rise and rise of YouTube  —  MediaGuardian.co.uk  —  YouTube has established itself at the top of the league of the new generation of community websites by becoming even more popular than MySpace, according to research.  —  The video sharing site has taken …
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Business Week:
Whose Video Is It, Anyway?  —  YouTube's runaway success has opened a Pandora's box of copyright issues  —  When YouTube Inc. was sued on July 14 for copyright infringement, the shock wasn't that the video-sharing service was being yanked into court.  Questions had been swirling for months …
Mike / Techdirt:
Mike McCurry: Will You Pay Google's Bandwidth Bills For The Rest Of This Year?  —  from the worth-asking dept  —  We've already covered how much dishonesty there is in the network neutrality debate — often involving editorial pieces in major newspapers penned by lobbyists.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
McLaws is right on Windows Vista ship date  —  I'm sad to agree with Robert McLaws about Windows Vista's ship schedule.  This sucker is just not ready.  Too many things are too slow and/or don't work.  I've been on the betas of every Windows OS since Windows 3.1 and Vista is starting to feel good …
SeekingAlpha Media Stocks:
Sirius Satellite Radio Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (SIRI)  —  Executives  —  Jim Meyer - President, Sales and Operations  —  Analysts  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Sirius Satellite Radio second quarter 2006 earnings conference call.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Orbitcast
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Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
Sirius Stiletto to Debut Later This Summer
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechEffect
Tor Thorsen / GameSpot:
Confirmed: No Unreal Tournament 2007 till 2007  —  Midway says the PC edition of its much-awaited shooter won't ship until "first half" of next year; PS3 version still TBA, more Xbox 360 hints dropped.  —  In October 2003, Atari announced that Unreal Tournament 2004 had been delayed...until 2004.
Discussion: Kotaku, Blue's News and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Venture firms are doing well — a surprise  —  You'd think the prolificacy of fund-raising by venture capitalists would lead to venture "fratricide," where hungry venture firms invest in competing companies, and drive down profits for everyone.  —  But that's not happening.
DesktopLinux.com:
The latest news & announcements about Linux on the desktop ...  Keywords: Match: Sort by:  —  Four countries commit to buying 4 million Linux-powered OLPC laptops  —  A spokesperson for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program revealed July 31 that the countries of Nigeria, Brazil, Argentina …
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 …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
Mike / Techdirt:
How Truthiness And Wikiality Helped Colbert Take Down Wikipedia  —  from the the-revolution-will-not-be-verified dept  —  Since The Daily Show has been getting so much love from the tech crowd lately, with their recent discussions on net neutrality, spinoff show The Colbert Report had to really step things up to top its parent show.
Discussion: tawkerblog and UMBC eBiquity
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
Cingular to charge $5 for older phones  —  NEW YORK - About 4.7 million Cingular Wireless subscribers with older phones will have to pay $5 extra each month as the company tries to prod them to get new handsets so it can devote its entire network to one type of signal.
investor.verizon.com:
Verizon Reports Continued Strong Quarterly Results  —  440,000 net new broadband connections, including 111,000 FiOS Internet customers; 6.1 million total broadband connections, up 47.9 percent from second quarter 2005  —  Data revenues of $4.0 billion, up 89.8 percent from second quarter 2005 …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Open Source Licenses are Obsolete  —  Last week at OSCON, I made the seemingly controversial statement "Open Source Licenses Are Obsolete.  During the Q&A period, Michael Tiemann of Red Hat and the Open Source Initiative took issue with my statement, pointing out just how much value open source licenses have created.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Digital kids  —  MySpace blurs line between friends and flacks  —  The volume of advertising in MySpace and other social networks is expected to balloon in the next few years, and much of it could blur the lines between socializing, entertainment and marketing.
Discussion: SearchViews, AdJab and MarketingShift
Dan Bell / CD Freaks.com:
IP address not legal evidence identifying file sharers  —  mrdataNY used our news submit to tell us: "I never could see how RIAA could prove who within IP address could be proved to have done "the deed"."  —  For years, the RIAA has claimed that having the IP address of a computer …
University of Toronto:
Instant msg-ing messes with grammar?  As if! lol!  —  Teens adopting unique linguistic shorthand but not ruining syntax  —  With 80% of Canadian teenagers using instant messaging and adopting its unique linguistic shorthand, many teachers and parents are concerned about the medium's potential to corrupt kids' grammar.
 
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Ozymandias:
The Problem with Modchips  —  I received an email from "HcC" …
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Tanya Klowden / Infinite Loop:
Would Apple axe its forum hosts?
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Microsoft:
Technology Leaders Release New Specification to Simplify IT Management
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Pearson ponders web strategy as profits rise
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Terry Heaton / The Pomo Blog:
The time to act is NOW  —  If 2006 is/has been the unbundled …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Bot-On-Bot eBay Scamming
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 Earlier Items: 
Shelley / The Bb Gun:
Measuring Success
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD nabs 26 percent of server market
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
SpyMedia offers online spot market for photos
Discussion: TechCrunch and SMS Text News
CNET News.com:
Apple gets reprieve from French DRM-busting law
Julie Jacobson / cepro.com:
Lux Intros Rugged, Waterproof MCE TV for the Outdoors
Discussion: Engadget, eHomeUpgrade and PVR Wire
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One of these six companies will buy YouTube
Nicholas Lemann / New Yorker:
AMATEUR HOUR  —  On the Internet, everybody is a millenarian.
Amy H. Trang / Courier-Journal:
Illegal downloads create unlikely defendants