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5:25 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.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Glass House
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."
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Why Are We *Still* Confusing "Blogging Code of Conduct" …
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  —  Today's New York times ran the Apple ad shown above celebrating 100 million iPods sold.  With that milestone achieved, I thought it might be interesting to analyze the last five years of iPod and iTunes growth.
Joshua Freed / Associated Press:
DVD retailers try to avoid repeat performance
Discussion: paidContent.org
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
Discussion: WebProNews and Traffick
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Yahoo! and SanDisk roll out hopeful iPod competitor
Froosh / HipMojo.com:
Yahoo/Sansa's Music Player Foray: 100M iPods too Late?
Discussion: alarm:clock
Sandisk:
SanDisk and Yahoo! Music Partner on Unique Music Experience …
Discussion: Gizmodo, dailywireless.org and I4U News
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Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Microsoft Brings Instant Chat to TV Screen, Through Games
Discussion: GigaOM, UMBC eBiquity and Screenwerk
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Details of the next dash update
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy, Joystiq and digg
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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Alec Saunders .LOG:
AT&T: A latter day Standard Oil?
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
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, Game | Life, Go Nintendo and Joystiq
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.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Gears of War Auto Update  —  Later today, a Gears of War auto update is going to be available.  I am not sure of the exact time, but here are some of the details of what the AU contains:  —  In Annex, gamers seize victory by keeping control over key map locations, or objectives, long enough to collect a winning number of points.
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.
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.
Business Wire:
International Rectifier Announces Internal Investigation of Accounting Irregularities at Foreign Subsidiary and Cautions on Reliance on Prior Financial Statements  —  EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE:IRF - News) today announced that the Audit Committee …
Discussion: BARRONS.com
 
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Blast from the Past: 1986 Apple Ad
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A tale of two ANI attacks: Same exploit, different motives, different targets
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Teaching computers to see  —  The "human operated nodes" …
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Intel to announce the next Ultra-mobile PC design
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
80108, local content via SMS
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H.P. Tries to Create Printers That Love the Web
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iPod tells soldier he was shot - the real story