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10:05 AM ET, January 11, 2007

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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.
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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 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Cisco, Claiming Ownership of 'iPhone,' Sues Apple  —  And now, iSue?  —  Maybe Steven P. Jobs should have named his new gadget the Apple Phone instead of the iPhone.  Or maybe the real winners will be the intellectual property lawyers.  —  In any case, just a day after acknowledging …
CNET News.com:
Cisco sues Apple over use of iPhone trademark  —  update Cisco Systems has filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the company of infringing its iPhone trademark, the networking company said Wednesday.  —  The suit also accuses the iPod maker used a front company to try to acquire rights to the name.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Apple iPhone FAQ  —  Just got done with an interview with some folks from Cingular on the iPhone and they tipped their hand just enough for us to compile a quick FAQ on the parasitic relationship that is the Apple-Cingular partnership.  —  I'm a X subscriber.  Can I get an iPhone?  —  If X=Cingular then
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.
Gizmodo:
Breaking: Cisco Suing Apple Over iPhone Trademark Violation
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Cisco Sues Apple: Do They Have an iPhone Case?
Discussion: Associated Press
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Cisco sues Apple over the iPhone name
Discussion: GigaOM
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Apple Computer Is Dead; Long Live Apple  —  In a two-hour speech at Macworld, Steve Jobs redefined the iPod, the mobile phone and his own company.  —  Holy Trinity: The iPhone is a full-screen iPod, smart phone and Internet device—all in one  —  Apple Computer Incorporated is no more.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
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Mary E. Tyler / Infinite Loop:
iPhone is awesome (restrictions apply)
Discussion: Webomatica and digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Netflix is dead  —  Ahh, I was right.  The coolest stuff at CES is over at the Sands.  Too bad Dave Winer left before he could get over there.  And I'm not talking about the adult entertainment convention that's going on there right now either.  —  As an example over there I dropped in on Verisign's booth.
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Mikek / Hacking NetFlix:
Scoble: Netflix is Dead  —  I consider Robert Scoble a good friend, but he is way off when he writes Netflix is Dead.  He probably didn't know that Netflix is expected to unveil a digital download strategy this month, so I think he should wait to hear what they have planned before he writes them off.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Eric Rice
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: TechCrunch and 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
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
Jason McMaster / GigaGamez:
iPhone a threat to DS, PSP and Zune?  —  The portable gaming market has long been ruled by Nintendo.  Since the days of the original GameBoy, no one has even come close to what the big N is offering.  That's not to say they haven't tried, though, because almost every major gaming company …
Discussion: Kotaku and Infinite Loop
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 …
 
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Daily Links: There is no YouTube only Zoul
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Lifehacker:
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Erica Sadun / O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog:
What I know or have figured out or am just guessing about AppleTV
Discussion: Infinite Loop and digg
Google Watch:
Mock-up: What if Google Made a Yahoo-like Start Page?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Verizon FiOS goes 50 Mbps
Discussion: Web Worker Daily and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Inevitable Death of DRM
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
What is iPhone?  —  So a very odd keynote at Macworld yesterday.
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Google Blogoscoped:
SketchUp 6 Is Out  —  Google Operating System reports of a new version of Google SketchUp.
Discussion: Google
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DIGGING DEEPER Google Search Snafu Can Have Huge Impact on Niche Blogs
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Mark Slee / Facebook Blog:
Facebook Your Phone … Facebook was invented to make sharing …