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4:30 AM ET, January 11, 2007

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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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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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Apple iPhone FAQ
Discussion: digg
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Cisco Sues Apple: Do They Have an iPhone Case?
Discussion: Associated Press
John Markoff / New York Times:
Cisco, Claiming Ownership of 'iPhone,' Sues Apple
Discussion: PaidContent
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Holy Toledo! Cisco Sues Apple over iPhone Name
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Cisco sues Apple over the iPhone name
Discussion: GigaOM
CBC News:
Canadian coins bugged, U.S. security agency says  —  They say money talks, and a new report suggests Canadian currency is indeed chatting, at least electronically, on behalf of shadowy spies.  —  Canadian coins containing tiny transmitters have mysteriously turned up in the pockets …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence and Engadget
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
eBay Scalps StubHub
Discussion: pc4media
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Backfence Backpedals: Money Lessons  —  Last week, Backfence (which runs a high-profile family of hyperlocal citizen-media sites) announced a substantial retrenchment.  CEO and co-founder Susan DeFife resigned, citing differences with the company's board of directors.  Also, 12 of 18 employees were laid off.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Tech shakeout continued: Friendster, Backfence, Insider Pages, Orb updates
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Newspapers Set To Jointly Sell Ads on Web Sites  —  Gannett, McClatchy  —  And Tribune to Form  —  Nationwide Network  —  Yahoo's Competing Effort  —  The nation's three largest newspaper publishers are gearing up to sell advertising jointly on their newspapers' Web sites …
Discussion: PaidContent
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.
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
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ CES: PodTech's Bloghaus: To See It Is To Believe It  —  As I write, I'm at one end of a vast conference table strewn with cables, laptops in every size and make, and enough cameras to set up an eBay shop.  In the room beyond the open glass doors, people are sitting on couches, on beanbags and on the floor, laptops lit.
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Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
What is iPhone?  —  So a very odd keynote at Macworld yesterday.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube rivals look for answers
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Karl / Techdirt:
Verizon Draws More Attention To Telco's Dubious Math Skills
Gizmodo:
Apple iPhone Papercraft Model
Discussion: digg
Robert Scoble / PodTech.net:
Dell Explores Social Media
Google Blogoscoped:
SketchUp 6 Is Out  —  Google Operating System reports of a new version of Google SketchUp.
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Nat Goldhaber / VentureBeat:
A VC's notes on CES
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The iPhone reality distortion field
Bambi Francisco / Bambi Franciso:
Google's new Friendster  —  Las Vegas is bustling with conferences …
Discussion: Mashable!
Hans Greimel / ABCNEWS:
PlayStation 3 Likely Missed Sales Target
Discussion: Techdirt and Joystiq
Mike / Techdirt:
On Angels, Opportunities And Experience: Techdirt Welcomes Mark …
Mark Slee / Facebook Blog:
Facebook Your Phone … Facebook was invented to make sharing …
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