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12:00 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 …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
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:
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 …
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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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Microsoft Renames IPTV Platform 'Mediaroom'; Adds PC-TV Media …
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 …
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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: CenterNetworks and 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 …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Nokia releases the 3500 Classic, 6121 Classic and 6267 for the mid-range market *UPDATE*  —  Nokia didn't waste any time at their "Nokia Connection" event in Singapore.  First up is the 3500 Classic: it will be introduced in multiple colors and has built in FM radio, 2 megapixel camera …
Discussion: CrunchGear and LiewCF.com
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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.
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
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Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:   YouTube's Disappointing New Editing Tools
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Dell apologizes for remove-this-blog-post-or-else nastygram  —  A blog post at Consumerist.com offering tips on buying from Dell drew a nasty cease-and-desist letter from the company's attorney and then, in quick succession, a chastened apology from a Dell manager.
Jo Best / CNET News.com:
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 …
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Chinese Gold Farmers: Work or Fun?  —  Julian Dibbell had an interesting article in yesterday's NYT, profiling several Chinese gold farmers, who make their living playing the massive multiplayer game World of Warcraft (WoW) and accumulating virtual loot that is ultimately sold for real money.
Discussion: rc3.org
eMediaWire:
Network Solutions Earns Authorized Google AdWords Reseller Status  —  Network Solutions is one of several select Google AdWords resellers in the United States.  —  Network Solutions® has recently been named an Authorized Google® AdWords™ Reseller, placing them in a select group …
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
Mitch Kapor: Virtual Worlds Are Like A Drug Experience  —  Virtual worlds are driven by "crazy people" with a shared mystical vision, but — like the PC and Internet revolutions — they'll result in practical benefits for everyone, said PC pioneer Mitch Kapor.
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Computer Cookies and How They Crumble  —  Tiny files called "cookies" are the lifeblood of online advertising.  When a computer visits a site or sees an ad for the first time, the site's server slips a cookie onto the visitor's hard drive, identifying the computer in future dealings with that site or ad network.
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Chris Williams / The Register:
MySpace to make friends with eBay
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Reuters:
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Todd Oppenheimer / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Nokia:
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New Nokia N73 Firmware - With TONS of Improvements!
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
EBay Moves to Recharge Its Auctions
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Internet Radio Races To Break Free of the PC
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