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1:20 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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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple announces iPhone now delivers up to 8 hours of talk time, new glass display  —  Talk about last minute upgrades: In a press release today, Apple has revealed a number of significant upgrades to both the iPhone's battery life and touch screen.  Instead of what I believe was around 5 hours …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:   Apple: You can gab on that iPhone for eight hours
Michael Gartenberg:
New Details on iPhone Screen and Battery - First Take
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and CrunchGear
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 …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Fox Entertainment Signs Internet TV Distribution Deal With Brightcove
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 …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Furthers Its Telco 2.0 Vision at NXTcomm 2007
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Electronic House Recently Filed:
Original Star Trek Props Anchor Home Theater  —  This "Star Trek"-themed home theater doesn't just capture the franchise's look and feel.  It uses props from the real Starfleet.  —  • Equipment Racks  • Home Theater Accessories  • Seating  • Touchpanels and Keypads
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Between the Lines:
Life without Google: Quintura a nice alternative with adoption hurdles  —  Quintura has just about everything you'd want in an alternative search engine: Solid results, a nice interface that's intuitive and social features to share searches with friends.  However, Quintura (see gallery) …
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Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Quintura gets Series A from Skype backers
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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 News.com:
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 …
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 …
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Journey's Song Gets a Bump From TV Once Again  —  "The Sopranos" is over, but the last song featured on the show, "Don't Stop Believin', " which the band Journey released in 1981, keeps going as its lyrics say, "on and on and on and on."  —  According to Legacy Recordings …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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.
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 …
 
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Samsung:
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