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9:30 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 …
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)
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The iPhone reality distortion field
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Apple iPhone FAQ
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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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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?
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Holy Toledo! Cisco Sues Apple over iPhone Name
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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.
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
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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 …
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.
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 …
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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).
 
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Complete CES and Macworld 2007 coverage
Nat Goldhaber / VentureBeat:
A VC's notes on CES
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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 …
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Jobs: Pay no attention to the options scandal behind the curtain
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Tech shakeout continued: Friendster, Backfence, Insider Pages, Orb updates
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PlayStation 3 Likely Missed Sales Target
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