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4:35 AM ET, January 13, 2007

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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Steve Jobs: iPhone Ain't Opening Up  —  OK so Jobs didn't use the word "ain't".  But in a Newsweek interview with Steven Levy, Jobs put the kibosh on any talk about the iPhone opening up its platform for third party developers: … Perhaps the most revealing quote is about the issue …
Discussion: Startup Downunder
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Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs knows best
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Michael Gartenberg:
Jobs on the iPhone being a closed system
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Markoff: Remember Mac 1.0, iPhone fans
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 …
Discussion: Apple Gazette, VoIP Watch and VoIP Blog
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Did Cisco lose its right to iPhone trademark last year?
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0
David Greiner / Campaign Monitor Blog:
Microsoft takes email design back 5 years  —  As I type this post I still can't believe it.  I'm literally stunned.  If you haven't already heard, I'm talking about the recent news that Outlook 2007, released next month, will stop using Internet Explorer to render HTML emails and instead use …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
AT&T Prepares to 'De-Brand' the Cingular Wireless Name  —  One of the biggest "de-brandings" in advertising history is to begin Monday when AT&T, now the sole owner of Cingular Wireless, starts changing all Cingular marketing to adopt the AT&T name.  —  AT&T will not disclose the budget for the campaign …
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Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Cingular's De-branding Into AT&T To Start Monday
Discussion: Computers.net
Ronald Grover / Business Week:
Why Hollywood Snubbed Jobs at Macworld  —  Most of Tinseltown won't buy into the Apple chief's digital vision until he ponies up more money and gets more serious about protecting content  —  By all accounts, Steve Jobs gave a socko performance, delivered with his usual charm and controversial style …
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Mike / Techdirt:   Hollywood To Steve Jobs: We Need Stronger DRM
Business Week:
The Small Fry Sour On Search Ads  —  Priced out by brand giants, the outfits that pioneered the medium are looking elsewhere  —  For years, running those little four-line text advertisements on Web search engines brought in a profitable stream of new customers to BabyAge.com.
Discussion: SEO Book.com and media blog
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Nick / Rough Type:
Search advertising and the little guys
Discussion: Tech Beat
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Maturation of Paid Search Means the End of the Free Lunch
Discussion: The Commerce360 Blog
Zephoria / apophenia:
a practice broken, a new silo created  —  I know i have some quirky habits but i really really really hate when web companies break them with their latest updates.  One of my weird ones concerns getting directions to a place (which i do 2-3 times a day).  For years now, i've thrown the address of the destination into google toolbar.
emigroup.com:
EMI Group plc announcement  —  EMI today announces:  — A restructuring programme which will generate £110m of incremental annual cost savings  — Board and senior management changes  — An update on current trading  — A revised outlook for the Group reflecting …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
No blue movies on Blu-ray?  —  As it became clear that the choice between rival high-definition DVD formats would be left to the marketplace, and the hardware makers and entertainment companies started lining up behind either Blu-ray or HD DVD, many folks speculated that the decisive factor …
Discussion: Things That and SunbeltBLOG
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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 When.com, about whether or not the iPhone will be just a toy or a serious business device.  I think it is.  He remains unconvinced.
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Security Hole Allows Account Hijacking  —  It's your worst nightmare - someone reads parts of your Google emails, views your docs, modifies your spreadsheets, checks out your reading habits on the Google personalized homepage or Google Reader, and goes through your search history.
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
THE LONDON CULTURALLY-DEPRIVED GEEK DAY OUT: SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY  —  Having spent most of the last few years in front of a computer screen, immersed in a tangled web of blogging, business and cartooning, I'm starting to feel a bit deprived of culture.  And I'm sure a lot of techie/geek/entrepreneurs types out there feel the same.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Vecosys
Richard / Apogee Weblog:
Not Search Engine Spam  —  It's been a long time since I've engaged in serious spam fighting - about a decade.  In 1998, the O'Reilly book Stopping Spam mentioned a spam filtering solution I had designed and helped implement for AOL's usenet system.  Now, I find myself confronted …
Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
DirecTV not looking after its customers: DirecTiVo problems, faulty HR20s, HD Lite, and home networking issues  —  Despite some good news and announcements coming out of DirecTV CES camp this week including 100 new HD channels, the possibility of cheaper PVRs due to improved satellite receiver chips …
Discussion: TiVo Lovers and digg
Valleywag:
GADGETS: The Ugly Babies of CES  —  NICK DOUGLAS — The annual gadget orgy known as CES turned out some shiny pretty things, but it popped out some damn ugly (and stupid, useless, wasteful, and all the other things your momma called you) gadgets.  Here's an illustrated recap of the worst, and just what makes each so unsellable.
Discussion: Bits and Gizmodo
Donald Melanson / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon increases SMS rates — customers now free of their contracts  —  It looks like Verizon Wireless is following in Sprint's SMS footsteps, announcing a planned hike in text messaging rates for those not currently subscribed to a messaging package.  The hike, which will take effect March 1st …
Discussion: MobileTracker and digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC denies Comcast request; "integration ban" coming in July  —  The FCC Media Bureau yesterday put the kibosh on Comcast's request to ditch the "integration ban" that goes into effect on July 1, 2007.  The FCC decision means that the ban will go forward as scheduled and cable operators …
Discussion: Engadget HD, iMedia Law Blog and digg
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
Getting (and keeping) a job in journalism  —  How many j-schools are permitting students to graduate with a journalism degree and inadequate skills to pursue a career in journalism?  —  I'm not asking for a count, but the question needs to be raised — and perhaps even shoved into the face of some deans and department heads.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Exclusive - Yahoo Using Dirty Tactics to Switch Google & Firefox Users?  —  UPDATE: Here's the official word from Yahoo spokesperson Terrell Karlsten.  They're claiming they don't upgrade users to IE7 and their reasons for switching your settings?  Everyone else does it.
 
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Bruce Wallace / Los Angeles Times:
In Japan, barely a ripple
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CowboyNeal / Slashdot:
No Third-party Apps on iPhone Says Jobs
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Tim Moynihan / Crave:
Thirteen reasons to doubt the iPhone hype
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
Getting their video on, in New Jersey
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