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Why use parens instead of backticks for executing a command 'in situ'?

I have recently started to shift my shell scripting from utilizing backticks to parens to execute a command in situ and use the results in something else. Eg: for line in `cat file` do echo ...
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Filename tab completion within bash backtick environment

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 and I've ran into a little bit of a snag with bash completions within backticks. Here's an example to illustrate: I save streaming URL:s to my radio-stations in text files, and I ...