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6:20 PM ET, January 11, 2007

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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' ").
Discussion: Medialoper
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Cisco vs. Apple: lawsuit over The Jesus Phone. Plus: Zunephone.
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
Apple says Cisco lawsuit is "silly"
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 and Lost Remote
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APPLE:
APPLE: Steve Jobs just farted
Discussion: Digital Download
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 …
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 …
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, Gadget Lab and Slashdot
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
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 …
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
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
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
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.
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
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
How to Lose Your Shirt in Second Life  —  Magnus Rothlisberger, a resident of Second Life, describes in the Second Life Herald how he lost the equivalent of $1,153 on blackjack tables in the virtual world.  It's hilarious partly because it's so well-told,but also because it's so awful.
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
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: LegRoom.net
 
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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
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: Google SketchUp 6 (Windows/Mac)
Oilman:
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
Smaran Dayal:
YouTube Overtakes MySpace on Alexa
Discussion: 10e20, Webomatica and InsideGoogle
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
The Microsoft Origami team really does listen!
Discussion: Engadget
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Rumor: MTV acquiring 1UP, adding to their collection
Gizmodo:
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
Discussion: Eric Rice and PodTech.net