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2:55 PM ET, April 18, 2009

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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Aneesh Chopra is a Great Choice for Federal CTO  —  The news has now been leaked that President Obama intends to nominate Aneesh Chopra as the nation's first Chief Technology Officer.  The Federal CTO will be an assistant to the President, as well as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Discussion: The 463 and Slashdot
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Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
Aneesh Chopra: America's Chief Technology Officer  —  During his weekly address this morning, President Obama named Aneesh Chopra as the nation's first Chief Technology Officer.  Chopra, who has effectively been doing much the same job at a state level in his role as Secretary of Technology …
The White House:
Weekly Address: Efficiency and Innovation  —  With the process of going through the budget line by line in full swing, the President uses his Weekly Address to give some examples, big and small, of how the Administration is working to cut costs and eliminate waste.
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
Obama Names Aneesh Chopra US's First CTO [UPDATED]
Discussion: fcw.com and The 463
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Venture Capital Down 50%.  It's Not Just the Recession, Folks.  —  There's a huge difference between what venture capitalists say and what they do.  For much of the last decade some of the same partners that keep saying Silicon Valley will never decline as the startup epicenter of the world are spending every month flying to China.
Discussion: VentureWoods
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Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
VC Investment in Internet Deals Did NOT Fall Off A Cliff
Discussion: GigaOM
Pete Carey / Mercury News:
Silicon Valley unemployment rate jumps to record 11%  —  Silicon Valley's unemployment rate jumped to a record 11 percent last month, and more than 100,000 people are now unemployed and looking for work in the area, the state reported Friday.  The question now is how many more will join them before the recession ends.
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Tony Wright / Tony Wright dot com:   Just How Important is the Valley? Let's Look at some Data.
Chris Williams / The Register:
BT chief: People don't need fibre to the home  —  Ford not Ferrari for you  —  Digital Britain Summit BT chief executive Ian Livingstone defended his firm's limited plans for faster broadband today, arguing there is not enough demand for fibre to the home to justify its cost.
Discussion: broadstuff, Guardian and DSLreports
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
What's up, bot?  Google tries new Captcha method  —  Google has released research results about a new test to foil computers pretending to be humans by requiring them to orient an image so it's upright.  —  A persistent problem on the Internet is screening out automated computer systems that can be used …
Discussion: Epicenter and digg.com
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google Book Search settlement gives Google a virtual monopoly over literature  —  Writing on O'Reilly Radar, preeminent legal scholar Pamela Samuelson cuts through the distractions associated with the Google Book Search/Authors Guild settlement and goes right to the heart of the matter …
Discussion: Brave New World
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Pamela Samuelson / O'Reilly Radar:
Legally Speaking: The Dead Souls of the Google Booksearch Settlement
Discussion: Tech Beat
Yu-kai Chou:
Seesmic Desktop will Destroy Tweetdeck  —  TweetDeck vs Seesmic Desktop  —  Up to this point, I have always been a fan of Tweetdeck.  I have told quite a plethora of people to download Tweetdeck as soon as they made their first tweet (yes, I do a search on that) .
John Cox / Network World:
Palm's webOS lives up to hype, early developers say  —  Palm's new operating system is designed with the mobile Web in mind  —  Underneath the sleek exterior, the multi-touch display and the sliding keyboard of the upcoming Palm Pre smartphone is the real innovation: a new kind of operating system designed with the mobile Web in mind.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
YouTube's Sad Studio Deal Just Highlights Hulu's Superiority  —  In the war between video sites, Hulu might have the Daily Show, 30 Rock and 24, but YouTube just signed big studio deals to bring you... Harper's Island and The Addams Family.  Oh, Google.  —  The search giant is doing its best …
Eran Hammer-Lahav / Hueniverse:
Introducing ‘Sign-in with Twitter’, OAuth-Style “Connect”  —  Yesterday Twitter released ‘Sign-in with Twitter’, the ability to use Twitter as a delegated sign-in provider for third-party websites.  The cool thing about this new feature, which is part of their OAuth API beta, is that it is completely standard OAuth.
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
A Better Calling Card: Twitter Challenges Facebook Connect
Discussion: Mashable!, Silicon Alley Insider and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Do not call him the Craigslist killer  —  Reporters looking into the case of a serial killer in the Northeast have hit upon what they consider a cool angle — he's the Craigslist killer.  —  As though the victims of the Green River killer should have just avoided water.
Discussion: craigslist blog
 
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Paul Boutin / Industry Standard:
The media's fake Twitter backlash begins
Discussion: Gawker, Beyond Search and Scripting News, Thanks:ilamont
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
iPhone app lets you get away with napping at work
Discussion: textually.org
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Public Provides Giggles; Bloggers Get the Book Deal
 Earlier Items: 
Caterina.net:
Hunch data
Discussion: TechCrunch
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Why Google Is The New Pirate Bay
Discussion: Beyond Search, Telegraph and broadstuff