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8:40 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 …
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog and IP Democracy
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
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 …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and MobileCrunch
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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 …
Eric Dahl / Today @ PC World:
SanDisk's Sansa Connect is Here
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Microsoft:
Instant Messaging Comes to Xbox 360, Expanding the Largest Social Network on Television  —  Xbox 360 owners can connect with more than 260 million Windows Live Messenger users on Xbox 360, Windows-based PCs and Windows Mobile-powered devices beginning the week of May 7.
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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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Cult of Mac, The Raw Feed and digg
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: GamePolitics.com and Slashdot
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Product Reviews: Everyone Wants A Piece Of The Market, But PowerReviews May Get It  —  Product Reviews are pure gold - people want to see what others say about a product before buying (Forrester Research says 71% of online shoppers seek out product reviews).
John Markoff / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Moneymen Make a Play for Airwaves  —  Some of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capitalists and technology investors have joined an investment group that is preparing to challenge cellphone carriers, cable and satellite companies for valuable radio spectrum that will be freed …
Nebojsa Novakovic / Inquirer:
Intel's QX6800 1667 a Clovertown in disguise  —  Second INQpression The Burning Bridges of Nvidia North  —  OUR THEO has just put the brand new QX6800 at default clocks through extensive tests.  —  The results were as good as expected, but one of his obvious disappointments was the front side bus …
Stowe Boyd / Message:
Twitter v Jaiku  —  Brian Solis has a great wrap-up of a developing (and inevitable) collision between Twitter, the reigning social presence flow app, and Jaiku, it's less well-known but worthy competititor.  Leo Laporte's now well-known defection to Jaiku from Twitter has led to a lot of folks checking Jaiku out for the first time.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
IT Professionals Network Tom's Hardware Guide Sold  —  Tech professionals-focused news and info network Tom's Hardware Guide (and its parent company TG Publishing) has been sold, paidContent.org has learned.  The sale was confirmed by TG CEO Omid Rahmat in an e-mail to the Inquirer.
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Adamson Rust / Inquirer:   Tom's Hardware sold
 
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Daily Mail:
The flying saucer snapped up by US army
Discussion: Engadget and The Raw Feed
Jason Pontin / New York Times:
A Giant Leap Forward in Computing? Maybe Not
Gizmodo:
Nokia N95 Superphone: 50 Screenshot Walkthrough Next Best Thing to Owning It
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Why do we have a VoIP patent mess?
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Maybe we're writing for Google??
 Earlier Items: 
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple TV hacked for RSS and emulation, plus bounty for USB drive support
Kotaku:
The Xbox 360 Easter Egg
Discussion: digg
Bill de hÓra:
Matchstick Men  —  Does anyone care?  —  Tim Bray: "This happens over and over.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Corel updates WinDVD to stop AACS hackers
Discussion: Neowin.net
 

 
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