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8:55 PM ET, January 10, 2007

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Peter H. Lewis / Fortune:
How Apple kept its iPhone secrets  —  Bogus prototypes, bullying the press, stifling pillow talk - all to keep iPhone under wraps.  Fortune's Peter Lewis goes inside one of the year's biggest tech launches.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Fortune) — One of the most astonishing things about the new Apple iPhone …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Steve's devices  —  It's hard to imagine the pleasure Steve Jobs must receive from singlehandedly upstaging the entire Consumer Electronics Show.  There was just one moment during his two-hour presentation yesterday when he went off script, but it was a telling one.
David Pogue / Bits:
Some Hands-On Time With the iPhone  —  Macworld attendees check out the iPhone.  —  Today, I had meetings with Steve Jobs and then Phil Schiller, Apple's director of worldwide marketing.  I basically played with the iPhone the entire hour.  —  Here are some of the things …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Five Biggest Issues with iPhone  —  In the midst of all the hosannas for Apple's new iPhone — and there is definitely lots to like about it, among the most important being the first significant advancement in mobile browsing in a decade — here are the five biggest issues with the thing:
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo iPhone Hands On Part Deux: Why Isn't it White and Other Questions  —  When we got our sweaty palms on the iPhone, we weren't allowed to take photos for our usual gallery.  But we got a Q&A with Apple's VP of Applications, Eddie Cue, and Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller.
Mary E. Tyler / Infinite Loop:
iPhone is awesome (restrictions apply)
Discussion: digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The iPhone reality distortion field
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone
Discussion: Kotaku and PVR Wire
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Apple iPhone FAQ
Discussion: Between the Lines
Cisco:
Cisco Sues Apple for Trademark Infringement  —  Suit Filed to Protect Cisco's iPhone® Trademark  —  Cisco® today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple …
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Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name  —  Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name for Its New Handheld Device  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cisco Systems sued Apple Inc. in federal court Wednesday, saying the computer maker's new iPhone violates its trademark.
Cisco PR / News@Cisco Notes:
UPDATE on Cisco's iPhone Trademark … Today's announcement from Cisco regarding our suit with Apple over our iPhone trademark has spurred a lot of interesting questions.  Most importantly, this is not a suit against Apple's innovation, their modern design, or their cool phone.
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Cisco Sues Apple: Do They Have an iPhone Case?
Discussion: Associated Press
Gizmodo:
Cisco Is Expecting "Signed Agreement" On iPhone Trademark Today
Darren Waters / BBC:
Public can purchase $100 laptop  —  Technology editor, BBC News website, Las Vegas  —  The backers of the One Laptop Per Child project plan to release the machine on general sale next year.  —  But customers will have to buy two laptops at once - with the second going to the developing world.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It's Official - eBay is Buying StubHub For $310 million  —  Update: Press release is here.  It is surprisingly brief, reinforcing the rumor that eBay hastily accelerated the announcement due to the rumors.  —  It looks like the rumors forced eBay's hand and they are announcing the deal earlier …
Discussion: PaidContent, Mashable! and Web X.0
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   eBay Scalps StubHub
Nat Goldhaber / VentureBeat:
A VC's notes on CES  —  Sure, Bill Gates gave a CES keynote, but the buzz on the show floor was all about Steve Jobs.  —  Jobs' charisma creates a force field in which an audience believes it's witnessing innovation even if he's just showing an incredibly beautiful, elegantly functional "me-too" product.
Discussion: bizjournals
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   CES tidbits  —  There was a lot of noise at the CES conference in Las Vegas.
Mark Slee / Facebook Blog:
Facebook Your Phone … Facebook was invented to make sharing information with your friends easier and better.  Mobile phones were invented for pretty much the same reason.  People needed an easier and better way to get in touch with each other, and mobile phones made it happen.
Valleywag:
BUZZMETER: Web 2.0 hits saturation  —  Web 2.0 hits saturation  —  It would be premature to say that Web 2.0 is over.  But use of the cliched phrase in mainstream publications and news services dipped last month.  Finally.  Web 2.0, a catchphrase coined in 2004 by O'Reilly Media …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
VeriSign Offers Hackers $8,000 Bounty on Vista, IE 7 Flaws  —  VeriSign's iDefense Labs has placed an $8,000 bounty on remote code execution holes in Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7.  —  The Reston, Va., security intelligence outfit threw out the monetary reward to hackers as part …
Mike / Techdirt:
On Angels, Opportunities And Experience: Techdirt Welcomes Mark Fletcher To Our Board  —  from the exciting-times dept  —  Some of you may have noticed (judging by the emails we've received, more than a few of you) some reports last week about how Techdirt had raised an angel round (also reported here and here).
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Tired of Google and Yahoo?  Try Cranky.com  —  New search engine geared toward Baby Boomers and seniors aims to make Web search easier.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A media firm catering to people over the age of 50 has launched a new search engine on Tuesday geared to Baby Boomers and seniors.
 
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
TUAW video: Apple TV demo
Bambi Francisco / Bambi Franciso:
Google's new Friendster  —  Las Vegas is bustling with conferences …
Discussion: Mashable!
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Jobs: Pay no attention to the options scandal behind the curtain
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Tech shakeout continued: Friendster, Backfence, Insider Pages, Orb updates
Discussion: E-Media Tidbits
Hans Greimel / ABCNEWS:
PlayStation 3 Likely Missed Sales Target
Discussion: Techdirt and Joystiq
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony: Whoops, Dualshock Not Sixaxis Won Emmy
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Women's online network, Glam, fastest growing on the Web
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Matt Croydon / Postneo 2.0:
iPhone and the new mobile web
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
CES: SiriusConnect SC-V1 Audio/Video Tuner (Sirius Backseat TV)
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Media new and old merge at CBS
Discussion: Lost Remote and Webware.com
Rob Griffiths / Macworld:
Expo reaction: iDisappointed
Google Watch:
Off Topic: Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo Sued over Joystick Design
Alex St. John / Gamasutra:
Opinion: 'Vista Casts A Pall On PC Gaming'
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