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11:55 AM ET, January 11, 2007

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Cisco PR / News@Cisco Notes:
UPDATE on Cisco's iPhone Trademark … Today's announcement from Cisco regarding our suit with Apple over our iPhone trademark has spurred a lot of interesting questions.  Most importantly, this is not a suit against Apple's innovation, their modern design, or their cool phone.
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Cisco:
Cisco Sues Apple for Trademark Infringement  —  Suit Filed to Protect Cisco's iPhone® Trademark  —  Cisco® today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Cisco, Claiming Ownership of 'iPhone,' Sues Apple  —  And now, iSue?  —  Maybe Steven P. Jobs should have named his new gadget the Apple Phone instead of the iPhone.  Or maybe the real winners will be the intellectual property lawyers.  —  In any case, just a day after acknowledging …
CNET News.com:
Cisco sues Apple over use of iPhone trademark  —  update Cisco Systems has filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the company of infringing its iPhone trademark, the networking company said Wednesday.  —  The suit also accuses the iPod maker used a front company to try to acquire rights to the name.
Gizmodo:
Breaking: Cisco Suing Apple Over iPhone Trademark Violation
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Cisco Sues Apple: Do They Have an iPhone Case?
Discussion: Associated Press
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Cisco sues Apple over the iPhone name
Discussion: GigaOM
Mikek / Hacking NetFlix:
Scoble: Netflix is Dead  —  I consider Robert Scoble a good friend, but he is way off when he writes Netflix is Dead.  He probably didn't know that Netflix is expected to unveil a digital download strategy this month, so I think he should wait to hear what they have planned before he writes them off.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Netflix is dead  —  Ahh, I was right.  The coolest stuff at CES is over at the Sands.  Too bad Dave Winer left before he could get over there.  And I'm not talking about the adult entertainment convention that's going on there right now either.  —  As an example over there I dropped in on Verisign's booth.
CBC News:
Canadian coins bugged, U.S. security agency says  —  They say money talks, and a new report suggests Canadian currency is indeed chatting, at least electronically, on behalf of shadowy spies.  —  Canadian coins containing tiny transmitters have mysteriously turned up in the pockets …
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ CES: PodTech's Bloghaus: To See It Is To Believe It  —  As I write, I'm at one end of a vast conference table strewn with cables, laptops in every size and make, and enough cameras to set up an eBay shop.  In the room beyond the open glass doors, people are sitting on couches, on beanbags and on the floor, laptops lit.
Discussion: Eric Rice
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Rumor: MTV acquiring 1UP, adding to their collection  —  GameDaily.biz reports a "highly-placed" source says MTV is looking to purchase 1UP.com and GameVideos.com from Ziff Davis.  This seems probable considering Ziff Davis is selling the Ziff Davis Game Group and MTV has been on a gaming acquisition bender …
Discussion: 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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft all sued over game controllers  —  Who knew that game controllers were such contested territory?  First Sony got sued for using rumble in their gamepads, and now Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are all charged with patent infringement.
Discussion: Joystiq, GigaGamez and digg
Gizmodo:
The Real Deal On Xbox 360 IPTV With Pics and Video  —  It seems that there's been a lot of confusion over what exactly IPTV on the Xbox 360 is bringing to the table, and moreover, what it'll take to bring it to your table.  So I sat down with Microsoft to get a demo and clear up a lot …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Apple Computer Is Dead; Long Live Apple  —  In a two-hour speech at Macworld, Steve Jobs redefined the iPod, the mobile phone and his own company.  —  Holy Trinity: The iPhone is a full-screen iPod, smart phone and Internet device—all in one  —  Apple Computer Incorporated is no more.
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER Google Search Snafu Can Have Huge Impact on Niche Blogs  —  What happened?  Where's the love?  You used to bring me flowers, you used to sing me love songs.  You used to bring me traffic, at any rate...  Google, baby.  Let me back in.  Me and my pretty dumb things …
Discussion: Digital Markets and JD on EP
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.
 
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Mike / Techdirt:
Newspaper Says Threat Of Internet Is Overstated, While Others Team …
Discussion: Reuters and Virtual Economics
CNET News.com:
Complete CES and Macworld 2007 coverage
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Read/WriteWeb:
GravityZoo: It's a WebOS Jim, But Not As We Know It
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: Google Earth 4 (All Platforms)
Erica Sadun / O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog:
What I know or have figured out or am just guessing about AppleTV
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Google Watch:
Mock-up: What if Google Made a Yahoo-like Start Page?
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
What is iPhone?  —  So a very odd keynote at Macworld yesterday.
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Verizon Draws More Attention To Telco's Dubious Math Skills
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Apple iPhone Papercraft Model
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Jason McMaster / GigaGamez:
iPhone a threat to DS, PSP and Zune?
Discussion: Kotaku and Infinite Loop
Google Blogoscoped:
SketchUp 6 Is Out  —  Google Operating System reports of a new version of Google SketchUp.
Discussion: Google
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Newspapers Set To Jointly Sell Ads on Web Sites
Discussion: PaidContent
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It's Official - eBay is Buying StubHub For $310 million
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
VeriSign Offers Hackers $8,000 Bounty on Vista, IE 7 Flaws