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11:30 AM ET, April 9, 2007

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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 …
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
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?
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 …
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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Philiped / Apple 2.0:
Sansa Connect and Yahoo: A Peek at Future iPods?  —  Apple's (AAPL) nearly 74% share of the MP3 player market (100 million iPods sold, as of today) is a big fat target, and the company that's taken the largest slice out of it to date — SanDisk (SNDK) with 9% — has teamed up with Yahoo …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's New Media Device
Discussion: CrunchGear
Om Malik / GigaOM:
And now Yahoo wants a piece of iPod
Discussion: WebProNews and 24/7 Wall St.
Eric Dahl / Today @ PC World:
SanDisk's Sansa Connect is Here
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
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 …
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
Discussion: Joystiq, CrunchGear and digg
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Xbox Live and Windows Messenger buddies to merge
Discussion: Neowin.net
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 …
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
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: MacUser and Compiler
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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 …
Discussion: Between the Lines and BARRONS.com
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.
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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