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2:25 PM 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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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.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Cisco, Claiming Ownership of 'iPhone,' Sues Apple
Gizmodo:
Breaking: Cisco Suing Apple Over iPhone Trademark Violation
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.
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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.
Percy Cabello / mozilla links:
Planned features for Firefox 3  —  In today's Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) meeting, developers released a preliminary list of requirements for Firefox 3.  The new target release date is sometime in the third quarter this year.  —  Among the list of mandatory requirements, read …
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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Work Emails in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail...
Discussion: Rakesh Agrawal's Blog
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
eBay buys StubHub, online ticket reseller, for $310M  —  StubHub, an online site for reselling tickets to events, has been acquied by eBay for $310 million, minting the latest Silicon Valley millionaires in co-founders Jeff Fluhr and Eric Baker.  —  The controversial company has grown steadily, badgering eBay's business for years.
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
Let OS X developers at the iPhone.  Please.  —  Sixfoot6 Archives: 30 Things the iPhone Could Do That You Haven't Thought of Yet  —  Ryan's list contains a lot of the tear-inducingly sexy fantasies that were going through my own mind on Tuesday morning when we all heard that the iPhone was going to run OS X.
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 and Manthan
CBC News:
'Craplets' could damage Vista launch: Microsoft exec  —  A senior Microsoft Corp. executive says the company is concerned that uncertified third-party software loaded onto new computers by manufacturers could hurt the launch of consumer versions of its Windows Vista operating system later this month.
Discussion: Bink.nu and Slashdot
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
And now I can get some sleep  —  The experiment in sleep deprivation that the rest of you know as CES is almost over (the BlogHaus closes in 45 minutes and we start cleaning up and heading for home).  I'm struggling to get some videos up, we did two more Retrevo gangs that I might not be able …
Discussion: Paul Mooney and Web Strategy
Jcorbett / EirePreneur:
Google ReWriter is on the way  —  My predictions for 2007 were dominated by Google Reader because it's one of the products best placed to dominate the Read/Write web.  The addition of support for tagging and link blogging were the warning shots but the coming months will see Reader evolve …
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 and PodTech.net
Read/WriteWeb:
GravityZoo: It's a WebOS Jim, But Not As We Know It  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus  —  Over the past few weeks, we have examined possible GoogleOS scenarios and covered top WebOS offerings.  GravityZoo is a very early stage WebOS, with a whole different - and noteworthy - approach.
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
Smaran Dayal:
YouTube Overtakes MySpace on Alexa  —  MySpace has finally fallen to the video giant that is YouTube.  After Google's acquisition of the site, traffic steadily increased.  YouTube has now overtaken MySpace on Alexa's rankings and surpassed it in reach as well!
Discussion: 10e20
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
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 …
 
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
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MyBlogLog Got Spammed (and so did we)
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
The Microsoft Origami team really does listen!
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Engadget
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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Gizmodo:
The Real Deal On Xbox 360 IPTV With Pics and Video
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Verizon FiOS goes 50 Mbps
Discussion: Web Worker Daily and digg
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
What is iPhone?  —  So a very odd keynote at Macworld yesterday.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube rivals look for answers
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Gizmodo:
Apple iPhone Papercraft Model
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Canadian coins bugged, U.S. security agency says
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