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11:35 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.
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
Mary E. Tyler / Infinite Loop:
iPhone is awesome (restrictions apply)
Discussion: Webomatica and digg
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.
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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.
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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft all sued over game controllers  —  Who knew that game controllers were such contested territory?  First Sony got sued for using rumble in their gamepads, and now Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are all charged with patent infringement.
Discussion: GigaGamez, Joystiq and digg
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER Google Search Snafu Can Have Huge Impact on Niche Blogs  —  What happened?  Where's the love?  You used to bring me flowers, you used to sing me love songs.  You used to bring me traffic, at any rate...  Google, baby.  Let me back in.  Me and my pretty dumb things …
Discussion: Digital Markets and JD on EP
Gizmodo:
The Real Deal On Xbox 360 IPTV With Pics and Video  —  It seems that there's been a lot of confusion over what exactly IPTV on the Xbox 360 is bringing to the table, and moreover, what it'll take to bring it to your table.  So I sat down with Microsoft to get a demo and clear up a lot …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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.
Read/WriteWeb:
GravityZoo: It's a WebOS Jim, But Not As We Know It  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus  —  Over the past few weeks, we have examined possible GoogleOS scenarios and covered top WebOS offerings.  GravityZoo is a very early stage WebOS, with a whole different - and noteworthy - approach.
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
Google Watch:
Mock-up: What if Google Made a Yahoo-like Start Page?  —  A few weeks ago, when Jeremy Zawodny discovered that Google had ripped off a Yahoo page design, I thought it'd be fun to create a Google start page that looked like Yahoo's.  So here it is, just a little fun what-if comp.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and digg
 
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Reeves / A Little Blog:
So... what does Reeves do?  —  I've moved to Ireland …
Hollywoodreporter / Reel Pop:
Daily Links: There is no YouTube only Zoul
Discussion: PaidContent and AdJab
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: Google Earth 4 (All Platforms)
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
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.
Karl / Techdirt:
Verizon Draws More Attention To Telco's Dubious Math Skills
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Gizmodo:
Apple iPhone Papercraft Model
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Backfence Backpedals: Money Lessons
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Free Advertising on TechCrunch with MyBlogLog Flaw
Jason McMaster / GigaGamez:
iPhone a threat to DS, PSP and Zune?
Discussion: Kotaku and Infinite Loop
Google Blogoscoped:
SketchUp 6 Is Out  —  Google Operating System reports of a new version of Google SketchUp.
Discussion: Google
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Newspapers Set To Jointly Sell Ads on Web Sites
Discussion: PaidContent
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It's Official - eBay is Buying StubHub For $310 million
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
VeriSign Offers Hackers $8,000 Bounty on Vista, IE 7 Flaws