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2:00 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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Dan Frommer / Forbes:
Apple Upgrades iPhone  —  Steve Jobs isn't usually one to bow to his critics, but give Apple credit for addressing two major flaws on the iPhone before it goes on sale on June 29.  —  Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) said Monday that the iPhone will now come with a battery that supports …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple announces iPhone now delivers up to 8 hours of talk time, new glass display
Discussion: digg
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:   Apple: You can gab on that iPhone for eight hours
Business Week:
How Big Will The iPhone Be?  —  It may be a $10 billion business …
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 …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Microsoft Announces Mediaroom IPTV Platform
Discussion: Gizmodo
Microsoft:
Microsoft Furthers Its Telco 2.0 Vision at NXTcomm 2007
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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 …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Blockbuster picks Blu-ray for movie rentals  —  Blu-ray is extending its early lead in the high-def video wars.  —  Blockbuster Inc. announced on Monday that it would rent only Blu-ray discs, and not HD DVDs, in its 1,700 company-owned stores.  That's supposed to take effect by mid-July.
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BBC:
Blockbuster to focus on Blu-ray
Discussion: Kotaku and Slashdot
Reuters:
Blockbuster favors Blu-ray DVDs to HD DVD
Discussion: CrunchGear
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 …
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.
Bill Ray / The Register:
T-Mobile terminates Truphone  —  Mobile operator, or not?  —  T-Mobile has stopped connecting its customers when they call someone using Truphone, saying the VoIP operator is overcharging for interconnection.  —  Instead, T-Mobile customers get a recorded announcement saying they must have misdialed.
Cutkillavince / Akihabaranews.com:
iRiver feeds your envy!  —  A couple photos had been seen here and there the last couple days, it is now official, here comes iRiver's latest jewel: the NV!  This DMB-Navi co...
Discussion: Engadget, Anything But iPod and Gizmodo
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 …
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 …
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Sidekick to get MySpace application  —  We've uncovered T-Mobile's MySpace plans for its Sidekick devices.  The Sidekick MySpace application will allow users to edit their profiles, upload pictures from their device, read/send messages, post comments, and much more.
Discussion: CrunchGear, IntoMobile and Gadgetell
cellular-news:
News Programs are Most Popular Mobile TV Service  —  TDC Denmark has just analyzed the use of mobile TV almost six months after its launch, and the company says that the statistics clearly show that the main attraction is brief television features such as news.
Discussion: SMS Text News and mocoNews.net
 
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MyStrands raises $25 Million to lead the social recommendation industry
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Business Wire:
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