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11:35 AM 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  —  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
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
Discussion: MarketingShift
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
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
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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: HipMojo.com and Podcasting News
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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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.
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
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.
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
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Todd Oppenheimer / San Francisco Chronicle:
READ ALL ABOUT IT — BUT WHERE, EXACTLY?  —  Three books consider …
Discussion: Social Media
BBC:
Half of Britons 'e-mail addicts'
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Random House - Widgets and Web Services Done Right
Zach Sims / Rev2.org:
Opinion/Analysis: Books? What Books?
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Clearer picture for IPTV tech?
Nokia:
Nokia pumps up the volume with three new Bluetooth headsets
Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
New Nokia N73 Firmware - With TONS of Improvements!
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
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Discussion: Gizmodo, eHomeUpgrade and I4U News
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
EBay Moves to Recharge Its Auctions
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Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Computer Cookies and How They Crumble
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
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Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
Internet Radio Races To Break Free of the PC
Discussion: Orbitcast
John Markoff / New York Times:
Another Attempt to Match Readers and Relevant News
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