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3:15 PM ET, April 9, 2007

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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Draft Blogger's Code of Conduct  —  When I wrote my Call for a Blogging Code of Conduct last week, I suggested some ideas of what such a code might contain, but didn't actually put forth a draft that people could subscribe to.  We're not quite there yet, but we have a plan.
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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.
Discussion: Glass House and Newsome.Org
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?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Code of conduct or not?  —  Tim O'Reilly just posted the draft of a Blogger's Code of Conduct that he's hoping we all adopt.  I instantly asked the mob hanging out on Twitter what they thought.  Brett Nordquist had this funny thought:  —  "Something tells me the sites with the 'Anything Goes' logo will be more interesting."
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs  —  Is it too late to bring civility to the Web?  —  The conversational free-for-all on the Internet known as the blogosphere can be a prickly and unpleasant place.  Now, a few high-profile figures in high-tech are proposing a blogger code …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Why Are We *Still* Confusing "Blogging Code of Conduct" With "Having a Comments Policy"?  —  I always get a chuckle out of reading things in newspapers that I read around the blogosphere days, if not weeks earlier.  Case in point: the Kathy Sierra hubaloo has finally got a bit of a footnote …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Why O'Reilly's Blogger's Code of Conduct Must Die
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
Discussion: Nyquist Capital and Cult of Mac
Joshua Freed / Associated Press:   DVD retailers try to avoid repeat performance
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Apple sells 100 millionth iPod, deems experiment a success
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Iancr / Yahoo! Music Blog:
Wifi-Enabled SanDisk Sansa Connect Features Yahoo! Music Unlimited, LAUNCHcast, Messenger, and Flickr  —  It's with great pride I announce the release of the SanDisk Sansa Connect, the new Wifi-enabled portable MP3 player set to free you from the USB cable chaining you to your PC …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Yahoo! and SanDisk roll out hopeful iPod competitor
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
A New Wireless Player Hopes to Challenge iPod
Discussion: Traffick
Philiped / Apple 2.0:
Sansa Connect and Yahoo: A Peek at Future iPods?
Discussion: WebProNews
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Details of the next dash update  —  While the actual update is about a month away from being released, today we released official details on some of the new features and enhancements the free update will contain.  In addition to MSN Messenger integration that you may have heard about …
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Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Microsoft Brings Instant Chat to TV Screen, Through Games
Discussion: GigaOM and UMBC eBiquity
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 QWERTY thumb keyboard is official
Discussion: Joystiq, CrunchGear and digg
Business Wire:
AMD Updates First Quarter Outlook  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AMD (NYSE:AMD - News) today announced it expects to report revenue of approximately $1.225 billion in the quarter ending March 31, 2007.  Revenues declined sharply quarter-over-quarter for the Computing Solutions segment …
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Nik / HavanaLion:
iPod tells soldier he was shot - the real story  —  I talked to Kevin Garrad this afternoon and here's the story firsthand:  —  The armor stopped the bullet.  —  The iPod was how Kevin Garrad found out he was shot.  This is the real story.  —  Kevin said he got into the fight …
Apple TV Hacks:
$1000 Bounty for External USB Drive Hack  —  AppleTVHacks.net and FatWallet.com have teamed up to offer a $1000 bounty for the first team to get an Apple TV to use an external USB drive for storage.  —  The bounty will be won by the first team to submit a verified process and patch, within the rules:
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
You Grew Up Playing Shoot'em-Up Games.  Why Can't Your Kids?  —  I was playing a round of Gears of War, trying to redo a level on "insane" mode, and the walls were painted with guts.  I slaughtered my way to the boss, revved up my chainsaw, and sliced into his chest — releasing a fractal fountain of gore.
Discussion: Kotaku, GamePolitics.com, Slashdot and digg
Carlo / Techdirt:
Studios Continue To Ignore Just How Badly They Hamstring Legal Download Sites  —  from the blue-in-the-face dept  —  It's been clear since the outset that the movie download sites supported by Hollywood studios have been far too clunky and user-unfriendly to attract many users …
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.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
80108, local content via SMS  —  Twitter is just the beginning.  SMS is finally going mainstream in the U.S. and start-ups are getting creative with this messaging technology that is part of daily life across the planet.  Venture capitalists have been funding a lot of these startups that use …
Discussion: MoCoNews and The Wireless Blog
 
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