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Andy Rubin Says He's “An Entrepreneur At Heart” In Message To Android Partners About Changing Roleview story

http://techcrunch.com – Google’s Larry Page today announced in a blog post that former Android chief Andy Rubin would be stepping down from that position and moving on to something else within the company to be replaced by Chrome VP Sundar Pichai. Now, The Wall Street Journal has obtained an email to Android partners from Rubin describing his pride in Android and his reasons for taking a new role. (IT news)

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Infinitely Virtual Offers VARs Flexible Reseller Optionsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – By definition, all VARs are resellers, but not all resellers are VARs. That realization–which doesn’t always come easily to organizations developing partner programs–is at the core of two new reseller offerings announced this week by cloud virtualization vendor Infinitely Virtual. (IT news)

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Memo From Lenovo to Partners: 3 Ways to Accelerate Businessview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – As we prepare for Accelerate 2013 – the Lenovo Channel Partner Forum — many partners have asked what surprises we have in store for the conference (April 29-May 1, Las Vegas). (IT news)

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RS Components Celebrates Raspberry Pi’s Birthday With A Limited Blue Editionview story

http://techcrunch.com – Hungry for a blue Raspberry Pi, anyone? RS Components has just that. With a blue board, blue casing, and a certificate of authenticity, this limited Model B Revision 2 is a great way to celebrate the Pi’s 1st birthday. Too bad you can’t just buy it. These anniversary boards are not for sale. RS Components is issuing them to a variety of developer, enthusiast and non-profit channels. (IT news)

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Hand Recognition, Gesture Support Landing On Microsoft Kinect For Windows Soonview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Kinect is arguably Microsoft’s most important innovation of the past decade, and has done more for changing the nature of computer interaction than pretty much any other recently created input devices. (IT news)

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SolusOS 1.3 Features Firefox 18.0.2view story

http://news.softpedia.com – SolusOS, a modern operating system based on the popular Linux distribution, Debian, which works out of the box, with great support for all modern day computing needs, is now at version 1.3. (General)

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The Microsoft Surface Pro Proves That The PC Is Backview story

http://techcrunch.com – I come bearing glad tidings. After decades of OEM malaise, a constant parroting of the speeds and feeds mantra, and an aesthetic that was formulated in the back room of a dingy Staples office supply store, the PC is really back. In short, the Surface Pro is so good that it could drive Windows 8 adoption with enough force to make people reconsider Microsoft’s odd new OS. (IT news)

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Lenovo z580 boots into kernel 3.2.0-36 very slowlyview story

http://askubuntu.com – I have been having this trouble since I started using Ubuntu. Every time I attempt to boot into Ubuntu's kernel with a version higher than 3.2.0-30, my computer takes probably thirty minutes (or more) to boot. If I boot into a previous version of the Linux kernel, I can boot just fine. (HowTos)

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Microsoft Korea Reportedly Shuts Down Its Seoul-Based R&D Unitview story

http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft Korea will close its research and development unit by the end of next month, reports Asiaone (h/t TNW). The company announced last year that its Asia-Pacific R&D Center will be headquartered in Beijing, which represents Microsoft’s largest R&D investment outside of the U.S. (IT news)

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AMD debuts first Open Compute Project Open 3.0 motherboardview story

http://www.zdnet.com – AMD is the first to unveil its Open Compute Project "open source" motherboard. Called the Open 3.0, the board is suitable for cloud server, storage servers, and high-performance computing clusters. (General)