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12:50 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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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?
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 and Newsome.Org
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 …
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."
Discussion: Alfred Thompson …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Why O'Reilly's Blogger's Code of Conduct Must Die
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   You are your own code of conduct
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?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's New Media Device
Discussion: CrunchGear
Om Malik / GigaOM:
And now Yahoo wants a piece of iPod
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 …
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
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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 …
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 …
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
1-800-GOOG-411 brings Google search to voice calls  —  Google has introduced the latest in its line of services designed to make it easier for us to find information we need—when not in front of a computer.  The project, officially called Google Voice Local Search, is a free 411 service …
Mike / Techdirt:
Entertainment Industry Still Wants Special Loopholes In Anti-Pretexting Laws  —  from the how-it-goes dept  —  While the FCC has already come out with its own anti-pretexting rules, various states are still trying to tackle the issue with state-level laws.
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
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.
 
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
80108, local content via SMS
Discussion: The Wireless Blog
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
It's Not the "Death" of Microsoft, it's the "Death" of Software
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Europe Embraces HD-DVD Over Blu-Ray, Sony 'Late' To Woo Indies
Discussion: MSNBC
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Personal trainer uses Wii for workouts
Discussion: Gizmodo
Alec Saunders .LOG:
AT&T: A latter day Standard Oil?
Reuters:
Google apologizes for China blunder
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Is the 'Web OS' just a geek's dream?
Derek Hunter / TCS Daily:
Liberals and Conservatives Catch the Regulatory Bug
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Age of Instant Intranets - Central Desktop Launches Turnkey Intranet
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Jason Fry / Wall Street Journal:
A Changing Map for Digital Music
Sean Ammirati / Read/WriteWeb:
Internet Video Hyperaggregation
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
H.P. Tries to Create Printers That Love the Web
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Apple TV Hacks:
$1000 Bounty for External USB Drive Hack
Ambika Ahuja / Associated Press:
YouTube seeks to end ban in Thailand
Nebojsa Novakovic / Inquirer:
Intel's QX6800 1667 a Clovertown in disguise
John Markoff / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Moneymen Make a Play for Airwaves
Discussion: alarm:clock and GigaOM