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4:44 AM ET, April 9, 2007

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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 …
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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.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Worker Bees Blog
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 …
Joi Ito's Web:
Jaiku vs Twitter  —  Looks like a bunch of people are trying out Jaiku after "tasting" co-presence with Twitter.  To me, Jaiku, which existed before Twitter, is a bunch of Helsinki mobile jocks getting into the Web 2.0 of it all whereas Twitter is the Web 2.0 crowd "getting" co-presence.
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Stowe Boyd / Message:
Twitter v Jaiku  —  Brian Solis has a great wrap-up of a developing …
Discussion: Starked SF …
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 …
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  —  Update Deal closes this month  —  UPDATE We received an email from Omid Rahmat, CEO of Tom's Publishing LLC confirming a sale.  Omid said: "The rumors flying around are less than accurate.  I can only comment on one point, and I do so reluctantly, hoping to avoid more ridiculous rumors.
Jason Pontin / New York Times:
A Giant Leap Forward in Computing?  Maybe Not  —  DID D-Wave Systems achieve the incredible — a startling advance in computing that would radically expand human capacities for industrial activity and scientific discovery, long before experts believed it possible?  —  It says it did, and many concurred.
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Why do we have a VoIP patent mess?  —  Verizon's lawsuit against Vonage is the VoIP version of showdown at Ok Corral!  —  The weary entrepreneurs have gone from fighting the regulatory morass to fighting the patent morass.  The ability of Verizon et al to play the dimensions of uncertainty associated …
Discussion: Profy.Com and VoIP Watch
Kotaku:
The Xbox 360 Easter Egg  —  And I mean a real Easter Egg, not the I-hid-something-in-my-game-see-if-you- can-find-it easter egg.  Since I seem to always get stuck with the holidays I always feel somewhat obligated to mention them while I'm here and then try and relate them to games somehow.
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Eric Dahl / Today @ PC World:
SanDisk's Sansa Connect is Here  —  We've been eagerly awaiting Sandisk's Wi-Fi equipped MP3 player since it was announced at CES this year, and finally this networked wonder is here.  I've been playing around with our 4GB Sansa Connect for a while now, and here are my first impressions:
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
David Olive / Toronto Star:
Rumours of our demise . . .  Like the Twain witticism, reports of the death of newspapers are greatly exaggerated, but that's no reason for complacency.  —  It can't be good news, one would think, when the newspaper you work for is acquired by a tycoon whose nickname is "the grave dancer."
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple TV hacked for RSS and emulation, plus bounty for USB drive support  —  The Apple TV has received two new abilities in its second week of availability thanks to a couple of new hacks: one, a fully functional and integrated RSS reader, and two, video game emulation for NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis game consoles.
Discussion: Apple TV Hacks and Gadgetell
Bill de hÓra:
Matchstick Men  —  Does anyone care?  —  Tim Bray: "This happens over and over.  New WS-* spec submission, check.  Insanely huge charter locking down the conclusion and ensuring a rubber-stamp outcome, check.  Loads of dependencies on WS-standards, WS-drafts, WS-submissions, and other WS-handwaving, check.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Maybe we're writing for Google??  —  Last month I went to Boston to be part of the Public Media conference, which I described to everyone I saw there as the NPR conference, even though most of the people there didn't work for NPR and I knew it.  —  I was actually trying to make a point …
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
 
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Corel updates WinDVD to stop AACS hackers
Discussion: Neowin.net
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Xbox 360 to get keyboard controller attachment
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Kdawson / Slashdot:
Gaim Renamed — Now Pidgin IM
 Earlier Items: 
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Reporter at Dow Jones Online Site Resigns Over Web Venture
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Why Do People Hate Building Desktop Applications?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
12 tips before you buy Nokia N95
Mark Shuttleworth:
Note to content owners: DRM doesn't work
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and digg