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11:45 PM ET, January 13, 2007


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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
You don't need to lock us in  —  On The Media segment looking at Apple's ability to turn marketing into news.  —  This is what I was trying to say yesterday.  Carrying Apple's product announcements as if they were news is probably not good for reporters and bloggers, ethically.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Cisco might have lost iPhone trademark in '06  —  Apparently Cisco has more "iPhone" trouble in store for it than just that prior art dispute we mentioned yesterday.  In order to keep a trademark alive, you have to file a "Declaration of Use" with the US Patent and Trademark office every six years or forfeit the trademark.
Discussion: The Apple Core
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Cisco lost rights to iPhone trademark last year, experts say  —  An investigation into the ongoing trademark dispute between Cisco and Apple over the name "iPhone" appears to show that Cisco does not own the mark as claimed in their recent lawsuit.  This is based on publicly available information …
Mike / The Raw Feed:
Apple Threatens Blogger Who Posted iPhone GUI  —  I posted the following item yesterday: … If you follow the link now, you'll see why the post was removed: Apple lawyers threatened the blogger I linked to with legal action if he didn't remove the screenshot.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and UNEASYsilence
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Apple Cease & Desist  —  The facts around this story just seem all wrong.  If anyone will send me the original link and screenshot, I'll happily post this at TechCrunch.  Apple can come after us if they like.  It doesn't sound like Apple has any legal standing at all to demand this information be removed.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Senators introduce bill to restrict Internet, cable, and satellite radio recording  —  A new bill introduced in the US Senate this week would force satellite, digital, and Internet radio providers (but not over-the-air radio) to implement measures designed to restrict the ability of listeners to record audio from the services.
Discussion: Mickeleh's Take, digg and Slashdot
Darren Murph / Engadget:
MINI USA rolls out RFID-activated billboards  —  If there was ever a slick way to get folks to willingly carry around an RFID tag, MINI USA has it all wrapped up.  Catering to every person's egotistical side, MINI has begun a pilot advertising campaign in Chicago, New York, Miami …
Juberti / juberjabber:
Google Talk + AIM = When?  —  I've seen a number of comments on the web regarding the previously announced interoperability plans between AIM and Google Talk, especially as the one-year anniversary of the announcement came up at the end of December.  Nothing yet has made it into the hands of users …
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Talk to Interoperate with AIM This Year
Discussion: Googling Google
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
NBC and NPR feature iPhone humor  —  Thank goodness that mainstream comedians have jumped in with bits on the iPhone introduction; us funny geeks are deeply grateful that the cavalry has arrived.  While CBS's Craig Ferguson weighed in with an iPhone/Zune comparison, the competition at Late Night …
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhony launcher for Palm OS  —  Well that didn't take long!  If you're currently toting around a Treo, but really jonesing for an iPhone, you can install the Mo's iPhony launcher and get all the great icons without waiting for all of the great features!  —  The current version, 0.2 …
Pat Phelan / Roam4free:
How to use allfreecalls from anywhere in the world totally free  —  "thought of intelligent hack to bypass only USA numbers calling the gateway number.  You need to use VOIP softwares like iCall or Voipcheap to connect to their gateway number.  This way you don't have to pay to connect …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Engadget: 10 million Page Views on iPhone Day  —  Jason Calacanis, the former CEO of Engadget's parent company, Weblogs, Inc., told me earlier today that the site had nearly 10 million page views on Tuesday when they covered the iPhone announcement - ten times their normal traffic of a million or so page views per day.
Discussion: Ryan Block and digg
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
New E-Commerce Identity Tag Makes Online Debut  —  A long-promised technology for helping consumers verify the legitimacy of commercial Web sites made its debut on the Internet Friday: Visit online security company Entrust's login page with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 Web browser …
Discussion: Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will the iPhone be a Serious Business Device?  —  I had a long debate yesterday with James Joaquin, the former CEO of ofoto and one of the founders of, about whether or not the iPhone will be just a toy or a serious business device.  I think it is.  He remains unconvinced.
Light Reading:
Avaya Swoops on Ubiquity  —  IP PBX giant Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV - message board) has offered to buy SIP applications server specialist Ubiquity Software Corp. (London: UBQ - message board) for £74.3 million (US$144.8 million) in cash, it announced early Friday.
Discussion: GigaOM
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