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4:50 PM ET, January 11, 2007

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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.
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
With all due respect, sir, I don't think we can backdate the iPhone trademark  —  Looks like Cisco's been iPh0wn3d.  Apple has not agreed to license Cisco's iPhone mark, as the networking giant implied earlier this week (see "Keyboards across country shorted out by 'iPhone drool' ").
Paul Mooney:
WHO'S YOUR DADDY STEVE JOBS?
John Markoff / New York Times:
Cisco, Claiming Ownership of 'iPhone,' Sues Apple
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.
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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 …
Valleywag:
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 GottaBeMobile.com
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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.
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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.
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.
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Work Emails in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail...
Discussion: Rakesh Agrawal's Blog
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 …
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.
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
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: Bink.nu and Slashdot
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
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: Webomatica, 10e20 and InsideGoogle
eons.com:
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
And now I can get some sleep  —  The experiment in sleep deprivation that the rest of you know as CES is almost over (the BlogHaus closes in 45 minutes and we start cleaning up and heading for home).  I'm struggling to get some videos up, we did two more Retrevo gangs that I might not be able …
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Free Office 2007 Pro at Vista launch  —  Ya, that's right, Microsoft is giving away free copies of Microsoft Office Professional 2007, and Microsoft Office Groove 2007.  There's always a catch though isn't there, and this promotion is no exception.  Microsoft is holding "ready for a new day" …
 
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None / Macworld:
Macworld Video: Best of Show
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: Google SketchUp 6 (Windows/Mac)
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Ars at Macworld: ModBook rules Macworld
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Panasonic develops more capacious Li-ion laptop battery
Discussion: TechSpot
Oilman:
Shoemoney, A Fish Bowl, and Bulls**t
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
The Microsoft Origami team really does listen!
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Engadget
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Rumor: MTV acquiring 1UP, adding to their collection
Mike / Techdirt:
Newspaper Says Threat Of Internet Is Overstated, While Others Team …
Discussion: Reuters and Virtual Economics
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CNET News.com:
Complete CES and Macworld 2007 coverage
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Gizmodo:
The Real Deal On Xbox 360 IPTV With Pics and Video
Read/WriteWeb:
GravityZoo: It's a WebOS Jim, But Not As We Know It
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
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?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Verizon FiOS goes 50 Mbps
Discussion: Engadget, Web Worker Daily and digg
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ CES: PodTech's Bloghaus: To See It Is To Believe It
Discussion: Eric Rice and PodTech.net
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube rivals look for answers
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