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4:55 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: Fortune, GigaOM 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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Possible Major Google Announcement Tomorrow  —  Update: Google Apps Premier Edition launched this evening.  Details here.  The Google Apps for your Domain page has been updated.  The service costs $50 per user per year and will include 10 GB of webmail storage, service level agreements that promise 99.9% uptime and 24/7 tech support.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
It's G-Day: Google Launches Apps Premier
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Screenwerk
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
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0 and AC/OS
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
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Serious flaw in Google Desktop gets fix  —  Several flaws in the popular Google Desktop software could open PCs up to intruders and possible data theft, a security company has warned.  —  The search giant has released patches for the issues, which were reported by Watchfire in a paper published Wednesday (PDF and demonstration).
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Google patches serious desktop flaw
Discussion: Security Fix, Neowin.net and Zero Day
Read/WriteWeb:
Future Of Web Apps, Day 2  —  Written by David Lenehan of Polldaddy and edited by Richard MacManus.  This is David's account of the second and final day of the Future Of Web Apps 2007 conference in London.  —  Adobe  —  Today started with Mark Anders, Adobe's senior principal scientist.
Scrivs / Wisdump:
Why Blog Networks Failed  —  Do you remember those things that we called Blog Networks?  You might have paid attention or you might have went about your life like nothing changed and that's one of the reasons why they failed.  'Failed' might be a harsh term to use, but of the hundreds …
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: Global Nerdy, Slashdot and ongoing
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.
PR Newswire:
National Geographic Announces Affordable Global Cell Phone Coverage Solution  —  GSM cell phone technology experts at Cellular Abroad, Playa del Rey, Calif., collaborated with National Geographic in a licensing partnership to provide this service that works seamlessly across international borders …
Discussion: Gizmodo, MobileWhack and textually.org
 
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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
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Why Understanding Programs is Hard
Discussion: brainwagon
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
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Eric S. Raymond / Linux.com:
ESR gives up on Fedora
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