How Can You Miss Us if We Won’t Go Away? Paczkowski and Swisher Highlights From AllThingsD.

And so it goes in Silicon Valley.
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NSA Needs a Zoloft After Obama No-Show, but Here Comes Internet’s “Wrecking Ball” Letter

I came in like a wrecking ball/I never hit so hard your code/All I wanted was to break your (fire)walls/All you ever did was hack me/Yeah, you, you ha-aa-aack me!
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“Hour of Code” Calls on Students to Program Computers, With Support From Obama (And the Republicans, Too!)

As Obama puts it: “Don’t just buy a new video game, make one. Don’t just download the latest app, help design it. Don’t just play on your phone, program.”
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Twitter Tells Hashtag Tale of #IranTalks

It’s yet another moment to reflect on how these times are changing, even for the slow-moving diplomatic world.
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QOTD: Why President Obama Can’t Play Candy Crush Saga

I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone.

U.S. President Barack Obama explains his BlackBerry

With MakerBot Academy, the 3-D Printing Movement Aims for Schools

A mini manufacturing plant for every classroom?
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AllThingsD Week in Review: New iPads Ahead, HP’s “Pivotal Year” and Women at Twitter

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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News Byte

Apple’s Chief Lobbyist Nominated for State Department Post

Catherine Novelli, VP of Worldwide Government Affairs for Apple, has been tapped for a State Department post. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama’s administration said it has nominated Novelli to serve as Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. Once a top trade official during the George W. Bush administration, Novelli has been Apple’s top lobbyist since 2007.

Press Problems

I said that I would look into the allegations. I mean, part of the problem here is we get these through the press and then I’ve got to go back and find out what’s going on with respect to these particular allegations.

President Obama, responding to a question at the G20 summit about the NSA leaks by saying that he gets his information about the NSA from the press

ATD Week in Review: Microsoft Partner Woes and Samsung’s Steroid Specs

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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