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8:45 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' ").
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
Apple says Cisco lawsuit is "silly"
Discussion: Medialoper, The Blog Herald and digg
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Engadget Live Blogging Leads in Macworld Coverage on January 9  —  On Tuesday, January 9, technology watchers eagerly awaited Steve Jobs' keynote at Macworld in San Francisco, partially fueled by rampant rumors that Apple would announce the release of an iPhone.
APPLE: Steve Jobs just farted
Discussion: Digital Download
IPHONE: Media winners and losers
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
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Hands-on with IPTV on Xbox 360  —  We had a chance to check out Microsoft's IPTV offering for Xbox 360, announced earlier this week during Bill Gates' CES keynote, and get answers to some of the questions that have been nagging at us since first hearing about the service.
The Real Deal On Xbox 360 IPTV With Pics and Video
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.
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 …
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: Slashdot and digg
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
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
Breaking: MTV in Talks with Ziff Davis  — may soon join GameTrailers as part of MTV Networks.  A well-placed source informed GameDaily BIZ that MTV Networks and Ziff Davis Media are currently negotiating a deal.  More within...  At the end of December, the always interesting
Discussion: Fast Company Now, Kotaku and You NEWB
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
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
CES: Audiovox DV7600XM XM Mini-Tuner Home Theater System  —  The Audiovox DV7600XM is a 600-Watt 5.1 Dolby Home Theater System with a XM Mini-Tuner docking station.  —  It provides an impressive audio show, supported by five satellite speakers and a passive subwoofer.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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.
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Hands-on with AOL and Haier's PMP  —  When we first got word of AOL (disclosure: AOL is our parent company's parent) and Haier's Linux-based WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled PMP yesterday, we were a little confused.  On the one hand, the shot that PC Magazine snapped was of a device that looked pretty beat up …
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
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.
Discussion: Second Life Herald
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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Discussion: The Mu Life and TechCrunch
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony to Include Portable Movie Files on Blu-Ray DVDs
Discussion: PSP Fanboy and digg
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Google ReWriter is on the way
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
Let OS X developers at the iPhone. Please.
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
GravityZoo: It's a WebOS Jim, But Not As We Know It
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?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Netflix is dead  —  Ahh, I was right.  The coolest stuff at CES is over at the Sands.