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Today on the Net: American cable subscribers dropped for the first time but execs say it’s due to the economy, Cisco’s Eos video platform is powering the London Olympics site and the BBC isn’t ready to back a 3-D technology quite yet.

Americans Are Dumping Cable TV, but Execs Say Economics to Blame; Last quarter pay TV executives saw the first total decline in subscriptions since the advent of cable, but experts cautioned it wasn’t due to “cord-cutting,” but due to the economy. (AdAge)

Cisco Eos Powering London Olympics Committee Site; Cisco’s digital publishing platform now powers 67 web sites and delivers a total of 11 million monthly page views to customers, including the London Organizing Committee for the Olympics and Paraolympic Games. (Beet.TV)

BBC Unready to Commit to 3DTV Format; the BBC says it is unclear as to which 3D format is most likely to emerge as the popular choice among public and commercial broadcasters. (Broadband TV News)

Samsung Snags Woz for First “Free the TV” Developer Day; the CE manufacturer has snagged Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to participate in a fireside chat at its first developer day in San Jose next Tues, Aug. 31st. (VideoNuze)

Emmys to Stream Live Backstage Show; dubbed “Backstage Live @ the Emmys,” the show will run on Emmys.com, NBC.com and Ustream.com, and will have seven cameras will be positioned in various areas backstage. (The Live Feed)

New Electronics Mean Cheaper OLED TVs; a new type of OLED electronics could help bring down manufacturing costs and make the technology much more widely available. (MIT Technology Review)

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