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5:50 PM ET, June 18, 2008

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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Shifts Strategy, Tries Long-Form Video  —  YouTube (GOOG), known for short clips of dogs on skateboards, cats on treadmills, is trying something new: Showing video that is much longer than its previous 10-minute limit.  It's something of a test right now, limited to YouTube's …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Will Indie Movies Crush YouTube? No.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Greg Sandoval / Webware.com:   Could YouTube become hub for feature films and TV shows?
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
YouTube goes long
Discussion: CNET News.com and STARTUP CHATTER
reddit:
reddit goes open source  —  Today we're excited to announce that we're open sourcing reddit.  We've always strived to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, and this is the next logical step.  When we say ‘open-source’ we mean specifically that the code behind reddit …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Digg this: Reddit goes open source  —  In the arena of crowd voting sites there is Digg and then there is everyone else.  Every once in a while a challenger will come up that looks promising, but it fades away.  —  For a while that was Netscape (now called Propeller), then it was Mixx …
CNET News.com:
Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast  —  Firefox 3 is spreading fast, claiming more than 4 percent of the share of Web browser usage less than 24 hours after its release.  —  According to Net Applications, which monitors browser usage at major Web sites, Firefox 3 rapidly ascended …
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netapplications.com:
Browser Wars Escalate with New Firefox 3 and New Opera 9.5  —  Net Applications Global Internet Usage Market Share site is tracking the Firefox 3 release by the hour.  Mozilla and loyal Firefox users have touted today as Download Day (D-Day for the Browser Wars).
Discussion: BetaNews, CyberNet and TechBlog
Tech-On! : tech news:
Survey: 91% of Japanese Will Not Buy ‘iPhone’  —  According to a survey by iSHARE, 91.0% of Japanese mobile phone users are not planning to purchase Apple Inc's “iPhone” mobile phone.  —  This research was conducted in the wake of the announcement by SoftBank Mobile Corp that it will release the iPhone in Japan (See related article).
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Electronista:
Study: 91% of Japanese don't want iPhone 3G
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Microsoft unaware of reported China probe  —  Officials want to know whether it engaged in discriminatory pricing  —  IDG News Service) Microsoft Corp. officials said they have not heard of an investigation into whether the company unfairly dominates China's software market as reported by that country's state media on Wednesday.
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Microsoft says it's not aware of any Chinese antitrust probe
Discussion: GMSV
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
‘New York Times’ goes social with TimesPeople  —  CNET News.com's Caroline McCarthy interviews two NYTimes.com  —  software engineers for a video in collaboration with Beet.tv.  —  (Credit: Beet.tv)  —  The New York Times has added a new feature to its Web site that takes a few cues …
James Sherwood / The Register:
Teens use technology to party in strangers' pools  —  Tech savvy teens are using Google Earth's splendidly clear aerial shots of the UK to launch a summertime craze - pool crashing.  —  Teens begin by surfing Google Earth's satellite images to find houses with swimming pools - or at least paddling pools.
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This Is London:
THE GOOGLE EARTH GATECRASHERS WHO TAKE UNINVITED DIPS IN HOME-OWNERS' SWIMMING POOLS
Discussion: Industry Standard
Cloe Shasha / ABCNEWS:
Will GPS Make Us Dumb?  —  Experts Say Direction-Giving Phones Could Make Us Lose Our Way  —  For most people — the cab driver, the tourist, the business traveler — the ubiquitous GPS has become a lifeline, giving directions to the nearest bathroom, a pizza joint or the shortest route to the office.
Discussion: The Last Podcast
telecoms.com:
Xohm WiMAX to go live in September, says Sprint CTO  —  Now we know.  After weeks of speculation as to when Xohm, the WiMAX business unit of Sprint Nextel, would launch commercial services, Barry West, Sprint Nextel CTO and president of Xohm, finally named the month (if not the day).
In Pursuit of Mysteries:
IE Sends Mozilla a New Cake for Firefox 3  —  20668 people have read this post.  —  Sean from Microsoft came by just a few minutes ago to drop off a cake for the Internet Explorer team.  As people may recall, the IE team sent Mozilla a cake after Firefox 2 shipped and it seems that they wanted to continue the tradition.
Roy Mark / eWeek:
Watchdogs Claim NebuAd Hijacking Sites  —  New report claims controversial behavioral ad firm inserts hijacking code into browsers.  —  Two watchdog groups accused Silicon Valley startup NebuAd June 18 of hijacking websites and intercepting users' browsers.
Discussion: DSLreports
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Quikmaps does what Google Maps failed to do  —  When Google launched its MyMaps feature last year I was pretty excited about the potential for creating things with it.  Growing up in a house that required giving very complex directions because Mapquest would deliver people to the other end …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Lifehacker
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Ask.com Adds Privacy Link To Home Page, Hopes People Care  —  Google recently came under fire for not providing a link to its privacy policy right from its home page, as Yahoo and Microsoft do.  Ask.com, apparently hoping to ride the issue to some consumer gains, has emailed us …
Jason Perlow / Between the Lines:
Pondering Apple in a post-Jobs world  —  Before all of you start sending nastygrams my way about how tasteless and premature this blog post is, let me just say upfront I agonized about whether or not it should even be written in the first place, and my industry colleagues I consulted about it told …
Discussion: Andy Patrizio
 
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
VoIP providers to get full 911 access with bill's passage
Discussion: Xconomy
BBC:
Web of misery  —  Gambling, guns and religion, possibly three words …
Discussion: WebProNews
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
MySpace Redesign Now Live
Discussion: Download Squad
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Gaming expected to be a $68 billion business by 2012
Discussion: Reuters and MarketingShift
Business Wire:
NAC Provides Details On Wi-Fi Network Acquisition in Philadelphia
Danielle Sacks / Fast Company:
Can Hotshot Ad Guy Alex Bogusky Make Microsoft Cool?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: WatchingTV Online
Bill Ray / The Register:
Sainsbury's customers starve as servers melt down
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs
 Earlier Items: 
Dorian Benkoil / Silicon Alley Insider:
The AP's Real Problem Isn't Bloggers: It's Its Own Newspapers
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft looks to nab Yahoo workers
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
An Irregular experience with Oracle
Austin Modine / The Register:
Red Hat chief calls for open source missionary work
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com
Stuart Elliott / TV Decoder:
Traditional Media Not Dead Yet for Marketing, Study Says
Discussion: NewTeeVee and MediaFile
Michael Kwan / Mobile Magazine Online:
Activate Your Apple iPhone 3G From Home
Ian Youngs / BBC:
Kid Rock boycotts iTunes over pay
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is LinkedIn Worth $1 Billion?