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6:20 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?
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
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.
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
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
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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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.
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?
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, Game | Life and Joystiq
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.
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
RIP - Dell Axim  —  It's with great sadness that I bring you the news that the last of the Dell Axim X51v line has gone out the doors of Dell and puts an end of a great run of Pocket PCs from Dell.  —  In late 2002, Dell released the Dell Axim X5.  The Dell Axim X5 shook up the Pocket PC world offering …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple TV gets RSS plugin, game emulation and $1000 bounty for external media drive support  —  Oh it's on now.  Engadget posted some more juicy bits for those thirsty to hack their Apple TV to do everything from read RSS to solving the holy grail of complaints: support for using an external USB drive …
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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