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7:55 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:
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The iPhone reality distortion field
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone
Discussion: Kotaku and PVR Wire
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
You know, if the analyst gig doesn't work out, there's always …
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and Michael Gartenberg
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Apple proprietary closed boxes Mac, iPod, iPhone
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Why Yahoo Needs MyBlogLog, and Vice Versa  —  Yahoo has made another successful and smart social media acquisition in MyBlogLog which can now be added to their list of grassroots early adoption web 2.0 services such as Flickr & del.icio.us along with their current social media offerings in Yahoo Answers & Yahoo Local.
Mary E. Tyler / Infinite Loop:
iPhone is awesome (restrictions apply)  —  So, after watching the iPhone announcement—the gadget we've all been jonesing for—what's the first thing we all do?  That's right, figure out all the things that are wrong with it and why it's not going to be the "killer app" for Apple.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It's Official - eBay is Buying StubHub For $310 million
Discussion: GigaOM
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo iPhone Hands On Part Deux: Why Isn't it White and Other Questions
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: TechCrunch
Hans Greimel / ABCNEWS:
PlayStation 3 Likely Missed Sales Target
Discussion: Techdirt and Joystiq
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony: Whoops, Dualshock Not Sixaxis Won Emmy
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Women's online network, Glam, fastest growing on the Web
Matt Croydon / Postneo 2.0:
iPhone and the new mobile web
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
CES: SiriusConnect SC-V1 Audio/Video Tuner (Sirius Backseat TV)
Discussion: Digital World
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Microsoft reveals details of Office 2008 for Mac
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'
Discussion: Cathode Tan, Channel 9 and Slashdot
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Congress to Take Up Net's Future
 

 
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