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10:50 AM 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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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 …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
My Thoughts On O'Reilly's Code of Conduct
Discussion: Glass House
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's New Media Device  —  Yahoo has just announced a cool new wifi device, called the SanDisk Sansa Connect, that comes ready to listen to Yahoo Music (see Yahoo Music overview here along with competitors) and it also syncs up with your Flickr account.  —  This gives them something …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Eric Dahl / Today @ PC World:
SanDisk's Sansa Connect is Here
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
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 …
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 QWERTY thumb keyboard is official  —  The years old rumors of a QWERTY Xbox controller are true.  Microsoft is finally launching a QWERTY thumb keyboard for the Xbox 360, a welcome addition for those of us who don't want yet another keyboard sitting around in our living room.
Discussion: Joystiq, CrunchGear and digg
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Xbox Live and Windows Messenger buddies to merge
Discussion: Neowin.net
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 …
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 and Slashdot
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:
Discussion: Compiler
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Lars H. Liebeler / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Why Microsoft is under assault from all corners  —  perspective For those keeping an antitrust scorecard in the IT industry, it is increasingly difficult to keep track of all the players.  —  Intel was sued in the United States and has faced antitrust charges in Japan, Korea and an investigation in Europe.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
H.P. Tries to Create Printers That Love the Web  —  Vyomesh I. Joshi, the senior vice president in charge of Hewlett-Packard's printing division, bounded up to the stage to congratulate his employees on their performance.  He was ebullient, and with good reason: revenue, profit …
Discussion: TeleRead and Bleeding Edge
Ambika Ahuja / Associated Press:
YouTube seeks to end ban in Thailand  —  BANGKOK, Thailand — YouTube offered Saturday to "educate" Thai officials who want to block individual clips from its video-sharing service, hoping to end an impasse that arose after a slideshow mocking the country's revered king appeared online.
Derek Hunter / TCS Daily:
Liberals and Conservatives Catch the Regulatory Bug  —  Over the last 30 years advances in media and communications such as cell phones, 500 channels of television, thousands of new talk radio programs, and the Internet have expanded personal freedom and increased access to information.
 
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Is the 'Web OS' just a geek's dream?
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Discussion: StartupSquad.com
Jason Fry / Wall Street Journal:
A Changing Map for Digital Music
Sean Ammirati / Read/WriteWeb:
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Daily Mail:
The flying saucer snapped up by US army
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Engadget
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Product Reviews: Everyone Wants A Piece Of The Market, But PowerReviews May Get It
Nebojsa Novakovic / Inquirer:
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Jason Pontin / New York Times:
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Gizmodo:
Nokia N95 Superphone: 50 Screenshot Walkthrough Next Best Thing to Owning It
Discussion: Connected Internet
Stowe Boyd / Message:
Twitter v Jaiku  —  Brian Solis has a great wrap-up of a developing …
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Why do we have a VoIP patent mess?
Discussion: VoIP Watch
John Markoff / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Moneymen Make a Play for Airwaves
Kotaku:
The Xbox 360 Easter Egg
Discussion: digg
Bill de hÓra:
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