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8:45 PM ET, April 9, 2007

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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
No twinkie badges here.  —  I was doing my best to ignore Tim O'Reilly's misguided effort to play hall monitor to the blogosphere, wishing it would just go away.  But unfortunately the New York Times did not ignore it.  How could it pass up a juicy opportunity to make us all look like the louts they all too often think we are?
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Mike / CrunchNotes:
My Thoughts On O'Reilly's Code of Conduct  —  Tim O'Reilly has posted a draft code of conduct that bloggers would voluntarily accept and promote.  This all stems from the Kathy Sierra/Chris Locke issue from a couple of weeks ago.  The New York Times is all over this as well.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Draft Blogger's Code of Conduct
Tom Neumayr / Apple:
100 Million iPods Sold  —  Apple® today announced that the 100 millionth iPod® has been sold, making the iPod the fastest selling music player in history.  The first iPod was sold five and a half years ago, in November 2001, and since then Apple has introduced more than 10 new iPod models …
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Carl Howe / Blackfriars' Marketing:
100 million iPods and the accelerating growth of iTunes
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Microsoft Brings Instant Chat to TV Screen, Through Games  —  Microsoft planned to announce today that it will make its Windows Live Messenger service available on its Xbox 360 game consoles, bringing instant messaging from the computer to the television.  —  The move was meant …
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update
Discussion: MacUser and parislemon
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
New WiMAX broadband technology a boon for labels  —  LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - If you've never heard the term "WiMAX" before, don't sweat it.  You're probably not alone.  —  But in the hyper-wonk, tech-speak jargon of the wireless industry, WiMAX is the latest thing making its way through …
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Gizmodo
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Gizmodo:   WiMAX is Coming, and the Music Industry Doesn't Want to Miss Out
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
A New Wireless Player Hopes to Challenge iPod  —  Yahoo Joins the MP3 Fray  —  With a $250 Device That  —  A long and distinguished list of companies — including Sony Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Co. — have tried and failed to make deep inroads into the digital music player market dominated by Apple Inc.'s iPod.
Discussion: WebProNews and Traffick
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Iancr / Yahoo! Music Blog:
Wifi-Enabled SanDisk Sansa Connect Features Yahoo! Music Unlimited …
PC World:
Google Admits Using Outside Source for Chinese App  —  Software updated, but Sohu.com still wants apology and compensation.  —  Faced with mounting questions over similarities with a rival's software, Google Sunday acknowledged that a dictionary of Chinese words used with one of its recently …
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google's IME Caught Plagiarizing
Discussion: InfoWorld and Googling Google
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
AT&T: Free calls may cost $250 M  —  How much could the so-called Free Calling schemes cost AT&T this year?  More than $250 million, if you are to believe a letter AT&T chief lobbyist Jim Cicconi sent to FCC chairman Kevin Martin last week.  —  As the phone giant's latest move …
Discussion: Valleywag
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Alec Saunders .LOG:
AT&T: A latter day Standard Oil?
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Google Isn't Stealing Newspaper Content  —  from the make-it-stop dept  —  This is just getting ridiculous.  Google may have signaled its willingness to pay up with its deal with AFP, and now it seems that newspaper publishers are interested in taking them up on the offer.
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Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets:   Google News is NOT newspaper driven: Zell vs. Schmidt
Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog:
Pictures of the New Text Input Device  —  Okay, I'm no product shot expert, but I was able to get a few pictures of the new Text Input Device this morning.  There have been some questions about how it attaches, and how comfortable the controller would be with the keyboard attached.
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Electronic Arts Plays Catch-Up After Shrug-Off of Wii (Update1)  —  Video-game designer Nick Earl spent eight months holed up with his development team rushing to adapt ``The Godfather'' for Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  The reason for the long hours: Earl's employer, Electronic Arts Inc. …
Discussion: Kotaku, Go Nintendo, Joystiq and Game | Life
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
Alpha Geek: Useful Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets  —  Windows Vista's Sidebar gets no respect - and that's a shame.  With the right gadgets, the Sidebar can help you get things done, especially if you have enough screen estate to keep it running in the foreground (like on a widescreen monitor).
Discussion: DailyTechRag
Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
My other interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt  —  Eighteen months ago, in November 2005, I interviewed Google CEO Eric Schmidt for a story I was working on for Fortune Magazine.  I left the magazine before I finished the piece, and in a classic case of old media thinking, I didn't publish the interview.
Ronald Grover / Business Week:
Media Moguls Make Their Move Online  —  Former media titans such as Eisner and Bochco are finding lots to like as they produce new shows aimed at social networking's explosive growth  —  The acting is wooden, the monologue darn near nonexistent.  But there's something mildly addicting about Prom Queen …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, IP Democracy and Ypulse
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
RIP - Dell Axim  —  It's with great sadness that I bring you the news that the last of the Dell Axim X51v line has gone out the doors of Dell and puts an end of a great run of Pocket PCs from Dell.  —  In late 2002, Dell released the Dell Axim X5.  The Dell Axim X5 shook up the Pocket PC world offering …
Akimbo:
Akimbo Lets Consumers Download Thousands of Videos for Viewing on Their Computers  —  Largest Internet VOD Service Available for TV and PC  —  Akimbo™ Systems today announced that its Internet video-on-demand service will be available next week in beta release for Windows XP and Vista-based PCs.
 
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