July 30, 2010 - Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:
YouTube's 15 Minutes of Fame --Starting today, YouTube will allow users to upload videos up to 15-minutes in length, up 50 percent from the previous 10-minute limit. Not only was extending the time the number one request from users, but YouTube also believes they've taken significant measures to protect copywriten videos from being uploaded.
Congress Takes A Gamble -- Congress is reconsidering its ban on Internet gambling. With the realization that the government could make significant revenue by taxing online gambling sites, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill to legalize poker and other non-sports betting online.
Verizon Users Hog Data -- Verizon Wireless customers use 25 percent more data on their smartphones than AT&T iphone users. A study from Validas analyzed over 20,000 phone bills from customers of Verizon and AT&T, and attributes the increase in data usage by Android smartphone users at Verizon.
Enriched E-Books -- E-books get revamped with video. Book publishers have begun to incorporate video in their multimedia books, specifically designed for the iPad. These enriched e-books embed the video clips directly in the page, to enhance your reading experience.
Today's Video -- Shelly Palmer chats with Adam Gerber about Quantcast and other interesting stuff