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Notable headlines:The iPhone saga just won't end. And Apple isn't sounding all that diplomatic.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor
Notable headlines:
The iPhone saga just won't end. And Apple isn't sounding all that diplomatic.
Here's the recap (see Techmeme discussion):
Cisco Sues Apple for Trademark Infringement. Cisco update. Apple response:

"We think Cisco's trademark suit is silly...We believe (their) trademark registration is tenuous at best," said Natalie Kerris, an Apple spokeswoman."There are already several companies using the iPhone name for VoIP (voice over IP) products," Kerris said. "We're the first company ever to use iPhone for a cell phone. If Cisco wants to challenge us on it, we're confident we'll prevail.

Apple picks wrong fight with Cisco; misfires on iPhone trademark
Scoble: Cisco smacks back at Apple on its blog. Best quote:

"You think PodTech could do an “iPod service” without hearing from Apple’s lawyers? Absolutely not."

Cisco claims Apple used phony company to get name.
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...

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Planned features for Firefox 3.

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Feds charge investigator in HP spy case.

Tech shakeout
continued: Friendster, Backfence, Insider Pages, Orb updates.

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