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10:45 AM ET, June 18, 2007

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Michael Gartenberg:
New Details on iPhone Screen and Battery - First Take  —  A few more details from Apple on the iPhone and they address two important issues, battery life and the touchscreen.  Here's what it means.  —  First, battery life.  When Apple first talked about the iPod, one of the potential issues …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and CrunchGear
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Microsoft Renames IPTV Platform 'Mediaroom'; Adds PC-TV Media Sharing; Opens Platform  —  Microsoft TV IPTV Edition makes way for Microsoft Mediaroom.  With the name change comes a bigger emphasis on multimedia, including in-home sharing of music and photos between PCs and TVs.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft Mediaroom: IPTV gets a makeover
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 …
Discussion: Podcasting News
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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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
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
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.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Blockbuster chooses Blu-ray: is the war over?  —  In a huge blow to Toshiba, Universal, and the rest of the HD DVD devotees, rental giant Blockbuster has decided to stock only Blu-ray discs in the vast majority of its nationwide locations, although HD DVD titles will continue to be offered online …
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
jkOTR Mobile Media Edition 34: First look at Sprint HTC Mogul  —  Click here to get the MP4 or WMV version (21 minutes)  —  Time for another jkOTR Mobile Media Edition!  In this show #34 we are happy to bring you a first look at the just released Sprint HTC Mogul Windows Mobile 6 smartphone.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Mobility Site
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines  —  SlingBox just launched the SlingLink TURBO 1 ($99.99) and SlingLink TURBO 4 ($149.99) for home users.  These powerline routers allow you to connect to your SlingBox over your home's powerlines and not wirelessly or through a wireless or wired bridge.
Discussion: I4U News, Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
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 …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
EBay Moves to Recharge Its Auctions  —  BOSTON — In 1998, eBay's chief executive, Meg Whitman, changed the background color of the site's home page from gray to white.  Rather than simply switching colors overnight, though, Ms. Whitman directed eBay's engineers to bleach the gray over the course of 30 days.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox Add-ons: All You Need To Know  —  Firefox is a browser that can be extended and enhanced in many ways - chief among those being Add-ons, which give you more functionality or perhaps just a new theme.  In fact sometimes they give you a full-blown web app, like Yoono, BlogRovr or Trailfire.
Zach Sims / Rev2.org:
Opinion/Analysis: Books?  What Books?  —  "This is the funeral pyre for thought in America today," said Tom Wayne as he set fire to dozens of books outside of his Kansas City bookstore, Prospero's Books.  Wayne, however, wasn't burning books to destroy the knowledge contained within them.
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Random House - Widgets and Web Services Done Right  —  When you think of widgets you typically think of web 2.0 companies.  Flickr, Digg, del.icio.us were among the first services with widgets and many more followed.  Indeed, if you're a startup then it could be seen as unusual nowadays if you don't have a widget strategy.
 
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