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7:15 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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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.
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AMD gives us a Tech reality check  —  If you are paying too much attention to the blogger code of ethics debate, then you are missing what could turn out to be technology industry's very own blizzard of 2007.  The demand for devices - from PCs to wireless phones to everything is heading south - fast.
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
Georges Yared / BloggingStocks:
Apple is a Phenomenon  —  Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) …
Discussion: Macsimum News and 24/7 Wall St.
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] Windows Live Messenger integration …
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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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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
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Yahoo! and SanDisk roll out hopeful iPod competitor
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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AT&T: A latter day Standard Oil?
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
Google apologizes for using part of rival's software  —  Google has not explained how part of Sohu's software ended up inside the Pinyin IME  —  Google on Monday issued a brief apology for using part of a software application developed by rival Sohu.com in a recently released Chinese software tool of its own.
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
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
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
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.
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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