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Asus Reportedly In Talks With Microsoft To Create Windows 8-Based Padfone Smartphone-Tablet Hybridview story

http://techcrunch.com – Asus may soon be the next Windows Phone 8 handset OEM partner for Microsoft, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal today. (IT news)

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Google Announces First Project Glass Hackathons In NYC And SF, Will Detail ‘Mirror API’view story

http://techcrunch.com – Over the last year, Google has slowly been unveiling its plans around Project Glass, the company’s R&D program responsible for attempting to bring wearable computing to the mainstream. (IT news)

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Intel Earnings: Windows 8 Ultrabook Sales, CEO Clues Coming?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) could provide new clues about Windows 8 Ultrabook and PC sales when the chip giant announces Q4 2012 earnings on January 17. Intel may also offer an update on its CEO succession plan. Current CEO Paul Otellini is (pictured) set to retire in May 2013, the company disclosed back in November 2012. So how is Intel — and its ecosystem of PC partners — performing? (IT news)

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Red Hat Nears $1 Billion In Deferred Revenueview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is approaching $1 billion in deferred revenue, a strong sign that  financial services, government, technology and telecommunications customers see the open source company as a long-term software partner. (IT news)

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What components are needed to setup in-house cloud services? [closed]view story

http://serverfault.com – I am looking to setup an in-house cloud service for both experimentation and actual use. I am looking at XCP and CloudStack. We only want Ubuntu 12.04 LTS instances, no need for Windows at all. The system will probably be housed in four nicely-loaded physical machines. (HowTos)

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Distribution Watch: Ingram Micro, Carolina Wholesaleview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Happy Friday, and welcome to this week’s Distribution Watch, our weekly peek at goings on in the disty world. This week we’ve got news from Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) and Carolina Wholesale, so grab your binoculars and focus, please. Ingram Micro: The distribution giant has expanded its U.S. (IT news)

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Microsoft Adds Trend Micro Security to Windows Server 2012view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Trend Micro and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) have integrated the security vendor’s Worry-Free Business Security solution into the dashboard of Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which, combined with the anti-malware software’s support for Windows 8, makes for an SMB-centric security offering, according to the companies. The Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security solution features anti-malware and data (IT news)

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CEO Discusses Importance of Scalability in the Cloudview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Can cloud computing help you lose weight? Lose It!, a small technology company in Boston, thinks so, which is why it has leveraged the Java cloud platform from CloudBees for deploying its latest weight-loss app. (IT news)

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NVIDIA announces “Project Shield”, a portable, all-in-one gaming deviceview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – NVIDIA just showed a video at their CES press conference introducing an interesting product known as “Project Shield”. Project Shield is a portable, all-in-one gaming device that basically looks like a gaming controller with an HD screen built in. (IT news)

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NVIDIA Announces The New Tegra 4 Processor Bringing Even More Quad-Core Goodness And GeForce Grid Which Brings Cloud-Based High Quality Graphics To Allview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It’s been a long time coming, but NVIDIA has finally unveiled its latest addition to its chipset family and “GeForce Experience” by introducing the world to the Tegra 4 processor. (IT news)