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5:55 PM ET, January 11, 2007


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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 Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
With all due respect, sir, I don't think we can backdate the iPhone trademark
Discussion: Medialoper
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
Apple says Cisco lawsuit is "silly"
Discussion: The Blog Herald and digg
Paul Mooney:
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
eBay buys StubHub, online ticket reseller, for $310M  —  StubHub, an online site for reselling tickets to events, has been acquied by eBay for $310 million, minting the latest Silicon Valley millionaires in co-founders Jeff Fluhr and Eric Baker.  —  The controversial company has grown steadily, badgering eBay's business for years.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
eBay to buy ticketer StubHub for $310 million  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Online auctioneer eBay Inc. <EBAY.O> has agreed to buy sports ticket reseller StubHub for $310 million in cash, the companies said on Wednesday, confirming an earlier report the deal was imminent.
Percy Cabello / mozilla links:
Planned features for Firefox 3  —  In today's Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) meeting, developers released a preliminary list of requirements for Firefox 3.  The new target release date is sometime in the third quarter this year.  —  Among the list of mandatory requirements, read …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony to Include Portable Movie Files on Blu-Ray DVDs  —  Hands On: Crysis!  —  The CES demo of Crytek's gorgeous first-person shooter Crysis is a brief one—too brief, considering the amazing DirectX 10 graphics and effects.  You could run through the thing in about 5 minutes without really trying …
Discussion: PSP Fanboy and digg
Complete CES and Macworld 2007 coverage
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and I4U News
IPHONE: Media winners and losers  —  Nothing like a big story — and this week's unveiling of Apple's new cellphone was a huge story for the tech press — to sort out the players.  Who got access?  Who's stuck explaining embarrassingly wrong predictions?  Who got caught up in the notorious …
Discussion: Bits, Lost Remote and
PR Newswire:
SAP Announces 2006 Preliminary Results  —  WALLDORF, Germany, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP - News) announced today that after a preliminary review of its 2006 fourth quarter results, it expects fourth quarter product revenues to be approximately euro 2.20 billion …
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Check Your Google Standing With Free Tools  —  We are sharing a small list of online tools to help you guage your site rankings in Google.  These tools are absolutely free and you don't have to share your email address for using any of them.  —  Live Google PageRank …
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.
Mikek / Hacking NetFlix:   Scoble: Netflix is Dead
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
Let OS X developers at the iPhone.  Please.  —  Sixfoot6 Archives: 30 Things the iPhone Could Do That You Haven't Thought of Yet  —  Ryan's list contains a lot of the tear-inducingly sexy fantasies that were going through my own mind on Tuesday morning when we all heard that the iPhone was going to run OS X.
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
New PayPal key to help thwart phishers  —  Additional password-generating security measure should be opened to beta users within the next month  —  Over the next few months, Ebay will be offering its PayPal users a new tool in the fight against phishers: a $5 security key.
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Manthan
CBC News:
'Craplets' could damage Vista launch: Microsoft exec  —  A senior Microsoft Corp. executive says the company is concerned that uncertified third-party software loaded onto new computers by manufacturers could hurt the launch of consumer versions of its Windows Vista operating system later this month.
Discussion:, Gadget Lab and Slashdot
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Senator to FCC: Don't even think about a broadcast flag  —  Senator John Sununu (R-NH) has just announced that his office is working on legislation that would prevent the FCC from creating specific technology mandates that have to be followed by consumer electronics manufacturers.  What's his target?
Discussion: TechSpot and Boing Boing
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Firms Fret as Office E-Mail Jumps Security Walls  —  Companies spend millions on systems to keep corporate e-mail safe.  If only their employees were as paranoid.  —  A growing number of Internet-literate workers are forwarding their office e-mail to free Web-accessible personal accounts offered by Google, Yahoo and other companies.
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: Tab Effect (Firefox)  —  Organize photos with your OS in 5 easy steps- DLS Imaging Tip [Download Squad] … Windows only: Firefox extension Tab Effect adds a tab switching cube effect to Firefox.  —  If you've ever played with Virtue Desktops for the Mac or XGL/Compiz on Linux …
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Jcorbett / EirePreneur:
Google ReWriter is on the way  —  My predictions for 2007 were dominated by Google Reader because it's one of the products best placed to dominate the Read/Write web.  The addition of support for tagging and link blogging were the warning shots but the coming months will see Reader evolve …
Smaran Dayal:
YouTube Overtakes MySpace on Alexa  —  MySpace has finally fallen to the video giant that is YouTube.  After Google's acquisition of the site, traffic steadily increased.  YouTube has now overtaken MySpace on Alexa's rankings and surpassed it in reach as well!
Discussion: 10e20, Webomatica and InsideGoogle
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents  —  It is no secret that the MPAA and other anti-piracy organizations track down alleged pirates by uploading fake torrents.  Up until now it was always unclear where those files came from, and how to identify them.  —  The MPAA and other anti-piracy watchdogs try …
Discussion: digg
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Skype Throws Cold Water on Cell Version  —  Don't expect a version of Skype for cellular phones anytime soon.  A company executive told Reuters Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that data plans are still too costly to make such a version viable.
Discussion: GigaOM and UNEASYsilence
EONS ENCOURAGES A GENERATION OF FRUSTRATED SEARCHERS TO DISCOVER THE WEB WITH CRANKY.COM  —  New 50-plus boomer search engine emphasizes simplicity, relevance and peer reviews over volume  —  Eons™, the 50-plus media company for boomers and seniors created by Jeff Taylor …
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA's Latest Trick: When Backed Into A Corner, Try To Associate File Sharing With Child Porn  —  from the any-way-possible dept  —  When other efforts to make life difficult for file sharing systems didn't work, the entertainment industry started going after them by trying to associate file sharing systems with pornography.
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Choosing Secure Passwords  —  Ever since I wrote about the 34,000 MySpace passwords I analyzed, people have been asking how to choose secure passwords.  —  My piece aside, there's been a lot written on this topic over the years — both serious and humorous — but most of it seems to be based …
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Orli Yakuel / Go2web2:
Find the Differences..  —  Yesterday I saw this site and couldn't believe my eyes:
Discussion: The Mu Life and TechCrunch
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Free Office 2007 Pro at Vista launch
Download of the Day: Google SketchUp 6 (Windows/Mac)
Shoemoney, A Fish Bowl, and Bulls**t
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
And now I can get some sleep  —  The experiment in sleep deprivation …
Discussion: Paul Mooney and Web Strategy
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
The Microsoft Origami team really does listen!
Discussion: Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Rumor: MTV acquiring 1UP, adding to their collection
The Real Deal On Xbox 360 IPTV With Pics and Video
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft all sued over game controllers
Discussion: Joystiq, GigaGamez and digg
Google Watch:
Mock-up: What if Google Made a Yahoo-like Start Page?
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ CES: PodTech's Bloghaus: To See It Is To Believe It
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Roger Yu / USA Today:
Gannett to buy Milwaukee-based Journal Media Group for $280M in cash deal, expected to close in early 2016

Martin Vacher / Spotify:
Discover Weekly reaches one billion tracks streamed in 10 weeks

Piya Sinha-Roy / Reuters:
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