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12:55 PM ET, June 18, 2007


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Natalie Kerris / Apple:
iPhone Delivers Up to Eight Hours of Talk Time  —  Now Features Durable Glass Top Surface  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ will deliver significantly longer battery life when it ships on June 29 than was originally estimated when iPhone was unveiled in January. iPhone …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Apple: You can gab on that iPhone for eight hours  —  According to Apple, you can ditch your fears over the rumor that the iPhone has 45 minutes of talk time.  The company announced Monday that the much-anticipated handset will ship with much better battery life than was expected when it was first announced in January.
Michael Gartenberg:
New Details on iPhone Screen and Battery - First Take
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and CrunchGear
Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and Multimedia Platform Debuts at NXTcomm  —  Latest update to award-winning IPTV platform includes exciting connected entertainment features; new ingredient brand to support service provider marketing activities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability …
Marguerite Reardon / ZDNet:
IPTV chugs along  —  The promise behind Internet Protocol television, or IPTV, is enormous, but fulfillment of that promise sometimes seems a long way off.  —  A year into major IPTV deployments around the world, progress on new features is slow, although a new version of Microsoft's IPTV software takes …
Microsoft Furthers Its Telco 2.0 Vision at NXTcomm 2007
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Staci D. Kramer /
Microsoft Renames IPTV Platform 'Mediaroom'; Adds PC-TV Media …
Discussion: Podcasting News
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Fox locks deal with Web TV service  —  Brightcove pacts with company  —  Internet TV service Brightcove has inked its first companywide deal with a major conglom, signing to become the online video platform for Fox Entertainment Group.  —  Under the pact, the Fox broadcast net …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Television Syndication will Never Be the Same: Fox Video is Sharable with Brightcove Player  —  Fox Television and Brightcove will announce tomorrow (Monday) a major development in the distribution of online video by a mainstream television company: The integration of the Brightcove player …
David Kaplan /
Fox Entertainment Signs Internet TV Distribution Deal With Brightcove  —  Fox Entertainment Group has tapped online TV distributor Brightcove to provide its networks and studio with ad-supported internet video channels.  The pact will also give Fox the ability to target its broadband video directly to specific demos.
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Steve Jobs in a Box  —  It's a stunning box, a wizard object with a passel of amazing features (It's a phone!  An iPod!  A Web browser!).  But for all its marvels, the iPhone inaugurates a dangerous new era for Jobs.  Has he peaked?  —  H  —  e saunters out onstage, and the first thing you think is, man, Steve Jobs looks old.
Adam / Google Public Policy Blog:
Taking the Wraps Off Google's Public Policy Blog  —  Posted by Andrew McLaughlin, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  —  At the beginning of 2005, I was Google's lone public policy guy.  Today, there's a bigger - and growing - team of us scattered around the world …
Martin LaMonica / CNET
No Microsoft-Ubuntu deal in the works, Canonical CEO says  —  Anyone expecting a technical and legal partnership between Microsoft and Ubuntu distributor Canonical to follow existing Microsoft-Linux deals will be disappointed.  —  Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth in a blog posting on Saturday …
John Oates / The Register:
YouTube offers online editing  —  Happy slapping with subtitles?  —  YouTube users can now edit and improve their clips using an online tool from Adobe.  —  The tool, called Remixer, is based on Adobe's Premiere product.  It allows users to upload video, add clips together, add subtitles, captions and music, and include clip-art.
Discussion: Profy.Com
Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:   YouTube's Disappointing New Editing Tools
Jo Best / CNET
Mozilla exec calls Apple's Safari plan 'duopolistic'  —  Mozilla's chief operating officer, John Lilly, is calling Steve Jobs' plans for building Safari's market share "out of date" and "duopolistic."  —  Lilly made his comments following the Apple CEO's keynote speech last week …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Meizu's latest MiniOne (M8) incarnation  —  Here you have it, what looks to be a (re-touched) photograph of a real engineering sample of the Meizu MiniOne (M8).  The picture was posted by CEO, Jack Wong, with the promise of more pictures to come in a "few days."
Discussion: Gizmodo and IntoMobile
Wall Street Journal:
GE and Pearson Discuss Joint Bid For Dow Jones  —  Talks Signal Alternative  —  To News Corp.'s Offer  —  Could Be Taking Shape  —  As Dow Jones & Co.'s controlling Bancroft family continues to fret about selling to Rupert Murdoch, General Electric Co. and Financial Times publisher Pearson PLC …
Gear Diary:
Unboxing the HTC Mogul, Sprint's New WM6 Phone  —  I got a sweet surprise from HTC on Friday: the brand new Sprint HTC Mogul, which is a major upgrade to the HTC Apache / Sprint PPC-6700 and which incidentally does not appear to be called the PPC-6800 anywhere but on its battery.
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