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2:45 AM ET, February 22, 2007

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Natalie Kerris / Apple:
Cisco and Apple Reach Agreement on iPhone Trademark  —  Cisco and Apple® today announced that they have resolved their dispute involving the "iPhone" trademark.  Under the agreement, both companies are free to use the "iPhone" trademark on their products throughout the world.
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Apple settles iPhone spat with Cisco  —  [digg this] Cisco and Apple today announced that they have resolved their dispute involving the "iPhone" trademark.  After more than a month of public sparring, the companies recently agreed to several legal extensions, following the Cisco lawsuit …
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Apple, Cisco settle iPhone trademark lawsuit  —  Cisco Systems and Apple said Wednesday they have settled the trademark-infringement lawsuit over the use of the iPhone name for Apple's new multimedia phone.  —  The agreement allows Apple and Cisco to use the iPhone brand on their own products.
Brad Stone / New York Times:   Settlement Lets Apple Use 'iPhone'
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
The Apple iPhone It is!  —  Bad news for anyone who revels …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Google Targets Microsoft With Launch Of Business Applications  —  The search engine giant adopts a subscription model with its corporate software bundle to counter Microsoft Office and Windows Live.  —  Having won over millions of consumers with its online search and productivity tools …
Discussion: TechCrunch and CenterNetworks
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Subscription-based Google Apps for businesses ready  —  Google plans to launch on Thursday a subscription-based version of its Google Apps hosted services for businesses, which offers more storage and customer support than the free, ad-supported version.  The Google Apps products …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Satellite Synergy  —  In all the very fine stories about the proposed XM-Sirius merger, there was one glaring omission.  —  The reason these two companies have 13 million subscribers willing to cough up $12.95 a month for something we all grew up thinking should be free is that commercial radio has self-destructed.
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Radio Forgets to Pay the User First  —  Phil Torrone just sent in a pointer to a great editorial by Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post about XM and Sirius, entitled Satellite Synergy.  The point of the article was that the proposed merger should go through because the two money-losing …
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0 and AC/OS
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Google patches serious desktop flaw  —  Security firm says the now-fixed vulnerability illustrates the danger of integrating Web apps with the desktop  —  Security researchers have discovered a serious flaw in Google's desktop software that could be used to wreak havoc on a victim's computer.
Discussion: Security Fix, Neowin.net and Zero Day
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Serious flaw in Google Desktop gets fix
Discussion: TechSpot News
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
AP: Recording industry targets colleges  —  WASHINGTON - Cracking down on college students, the music industry is sending thousands more complaints to top universities this school year than it did last year as it targets music illegally downloaded over campus computer networks.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Streamburst Offers Innovative Non-DRM  —  Documentary film maker Steve O'Hear announced today that his film In Search of the Valley is now available for download using an innovative service called Streamburst - a move he hopes will raise the project's sales after disappointing initial DVD sales.
Discussion: Techquila Shots
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Cisco continues Web 2.0 buying spree, gobbles Reactivity for $135M  —  Cisco Systems, the San Jose Internet backbone company digging deep into its pockets to acquire Web-related companies, has agreed to acquire Reactivity for $135 million.  The purchase will allow Cisco to integrate …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cisco buys XML startup Reactivity
Discussion: Marc's Voice and Cisco
CBC News:
Java creator named to Order of Canada  —  The man credited with inventing the Java programming language commonly used on the World Wide Web has been appointed to the Order of Canada.  —  James Gosling, a vice-president of Sun Microsystems Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., has been named an officer …
Discussion: Slashdot and Global Nerdy
Matt / WordPress Development Blog:
New Releases: 2.1.1 and 2.0.9  —  We've got a new bugfix and security release for both of our actively maintained branches of WordPress.  Version 2.1.1 includes about 30 bug fixes, mostly minor things around encoding, XML-RPC, the object cache, and HTML code.  It's available for immediate download on our download page.
Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
FTC Tags Site Again for Deceptive Ads  —  In August of 2005, Consumerinfo.com paid a $950,000 fine to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for deceptive advertising practices.  —  The company, doing business as Experian Consumer Direct, Wednesday agreed to another $300,000 FTC settlement for failing to mend its ways.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
T.J. Maxx probe finds broader hacking  —  The TJX Companies, the discount retailer best known for its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls clothing stores, said Wednesday that its hacking investigation has uncovered more extensive exposure of credit and debit card data than it previously believed.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
MojoPages: Whole Lotta Yelp, A Little YouTube  —  Even as several local search competitors have been forced to rethink or exit the space, others still see it as a big opportunity.  And in fact it is, just one that's very hard to capture.  The latest contestant to enter the race is San Diego …
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MyBlogLog Trick - How To Surf The Web As ShoeMoney  —  13 People have had something to add What Do you think?  —  Tell ShoeMoney  —  In this weeks MyBlogLog hack of the week we show you how to surf the web as other MyBlogLog members.  —  This one is really pretty simple.
 
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David Chartier / Download Squad:
Top 10 Gmail tips and hacks
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Canon's compact PowerShot TX1 captures 7.1 megapixel stills and HD video
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PBWiki Raises $2m
Read/WriteWeb:
Future Of Web Apps, Day 2
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Passionate Users Jumpstart Creativity
Reuters:
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PR Newswire:
Salesforce.com Announces Record Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Firefox loses browser share, Safari gains
Discussion: Macsimum News and WebProNews
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Cerf: Internet is a reflection of society
Discussion: WebProNews
Phone Scoop:
Dual-Sliding Messenger Phone for Helio Spotted on FCC Site
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, Crave and CrunchGear
Mike / Techdirt:
Why People Are Such Jerks Online
Discussion: Global Nerdy and KarmaWeb
Eric S. Raymond / Linux.com:
ESR gives up on Fedora
Discussion: Global Nerdy, Channel 9 and digg
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Tech IPOs: They're back!  —  Why are champagne corks popping again in Silicon Valley?
 

 
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