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6:25 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 …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and IP Democracy
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
One of these six companies will buy YouTube  —  All the buzz around video site YouTube indicates that the closely-held company could have a market value of around $1 billion.  —  Given those numbers, it is only natural to crystal-ball YouTube's future: private, IPO, acquired, acquirer?
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   YouRubes  —  Here's a metric to chew on: YouTube accounts …
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 …
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Dina Bass / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Businesses in no hurry to buy Vista  —  'Let somebody else work out the bugs' in Windows update  —  Microsoft Corp. may have to wait at least a year for most U.S. companies to switch to the new version of its Windows operating system, according to a survey by JupiterResearch.
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.
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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
AC/OS:
Can open source crack the "B" barrier?  —  Stephen O'Grady apparently spent last week at the wrong conference.  He came away from OSCON wondering if open source companies can ever reach the $1 billion mark in sales.  He writes: … What's interesting to me is that the very same numbers …
Discussion: open and tecosystems
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
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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Eons Launches Social Network for the Over-50s  —  Eons, a social network for the over 50s, launched yesterday.  They've also thrown out a good tidbit for the bloggers, journalists and Diggers to get excited about: the service comes with an online obituary database that sends out death alerts when people pass away.
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Oracle 'Losing Patience' with XenSource, VMware  —  Oracle is fast losing its patience with both XenSource and VMware over their reluctance to work together to help develop a single interface that will integrate a variety of virtualization solutions in the Linux kernel.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Slashdot
Mylene Mangalindan / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Ups Lure Executives At eBay, Yahoo  —  After six years at Yahoo Inc., including a stint as vice president of the company's successful online-shopping business, Rob Solomon wanted a new challenge.  —  Last year, he was offered the job of chief executive at Internet travel start …
Discussion: Blogging Stocks
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 …
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 …
Jason Dowdell / MarketingShift:
Enquisite Search Stats Launches Today  —  I've been working with Richard Zwicky and his team for the past several months on a very exciting project.  The project is a search metrics application that gives you real time data on what page of the search results a visitor is on when they come to your site …
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.
 
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Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
IAC Shows Growth, Invests in Businesses
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Where is the disruptive effect of the Internet?
Discussion: open
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Gesture Firestorm Hits
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Time Warner: The Frankenstein of Online Video
Discussion: Techdirt and timewarner.com
Lois M. Collins / desnews.com:
BYU scientists create tool for 'virtual surgery'
Dan Bell / CD Freaks.com:
IP address not legal evidence identifying file sharers
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Digital kids  —  MySpace blurs line between friends and flacks
Ozymandias:
The Problem with Modchips  —  I received an email from "HcC" …
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and Kotaku
 Earlier Items: 
Microsoft:
Technology Leaders Release New Specification to Simplify IT Management
Discussion: M-Dollar
University of Toronto:
Instant msg-ing messes with grammar? As if! lol!
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Pearson ponders web strategy as profits rise
Discussion: paidContent.org
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD nabs 26 percent of server market
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Open Source Licenses are Obsolete
SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Outside of Search, Google Doesn't Matter
Julie Jacobson / cepro.com:
Lux Intros Rugged, Waterproof MCE TV for the Outdoors
Discussion: Engadget, eHomeUpgrade and PVR Wire
Nicholas Lemann / New Yorker:
AMATEUR HOUR  —  On the Internet, everybody is a millenarian.