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Rothenberg Ventures Opens Virtual Reality Accelerator Offering 10 Startups $100K And A Clubhouseview story

http://techcrunch.com –  “2015 will be the year of Virtual Reality” says investor Mike Rothenberg. But fragmentation in the nascent industry means VR hardware, software, and content startups need to team up for demos. So Rothenberg Ventures today launched a VR accelerator called River to provide a shared office and $100,000 investments to 10 startups. (IT news)

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Google Inbox users can now invite ten friends to use the serviceview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you’re lucky enough to be using Google’s new Inbox application, you’ll be glad to hear that you now have ten golden tickets to send to family and/or friends requesting them to join you in the beta testing action this holiday season. Inviting someone to use Inbox is extremely simple. All you have to do is open the Inbox mobile app, hit the compose button and locate the ‘golden ticket’ icon. (IT news)

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Androidify Santa appears in new Google ‘Be Together Not The Same’ commercialview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google continues their “Be Together Not The Same’ campaign with a little Christmas love. In this short spot, Santa delivers a round Android Wear smartwatch, what could be a Nexus 6, and a tablet to some lucky children (or adults). There’s only one problem. He has a hard time getting the tablet in the stocking. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Systems Used in Slovakian Municipal Electionsview story

http://spd.rss.ac – Linux systems are becoming more and more popular, not to mention easier to use. The direct result of this is that the public sector has started to take notice. (IT news)

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Report: Intel, Lenovo in 4G Smartphone Deal for Two 2015 Modelsview story

http://thevarguy.com – Intel's Atom chips will power two new Lenovo smartphones slotted to release early in 2015 in the chip maker's first 4G deal in China. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Google Opens Android Wear Watch Face to Developersview story

http://thevarguy.com – Google apparently now is comfortable with allowing developers to build custom watch faces for its Android Wear platform, offering new tools and a special section in the Google Play app marketplace to display their wares. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Meet the Chiefs: Kevin Gilroy, SAPview story

http://thevarguy.com – Kevin Gilroy is the senior vice president of Global Indirect Channels at SAP, where he is responsible for driving the company's global indirect revenue through its partner community and developing business opportunities for partners. (IT news)

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Obama Says Sony Made A Mistake In Canceling “The Interview” Releaseview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Disagree with Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from theaters? So does President Barack Obama. In a statement during a press conference this afternoon, President Obama said: “I am sympathetic to the concerns that [Sony] faced. Having said all that, yes, they made a mistake. (IT news)

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Canonical’s “Snappy Ubuntu” Lands On AWSview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Canonical’s stripped down “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core is now available on Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platform. If you’ve followed along over the last few weeks, that’s not a major surprise. Snappy first launched on Microsoft Azure at the beginning of this month and then arrived on Google’s Compute Engine platform earlier this week. (IT news)

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Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shippingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping. The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in pre-orders. (IT news)

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IBM Channel Chief: Apple Enterprise Mobility Deal Good for Channel Partnersview story

http://thevarguy.com – IBM's channel chief wants the vendor's partners to embrace the opportunities its enterprise mobility deal with Apple offers them. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hackview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The FBI has officially put the blame on the North Korean government for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack which resulted in the theft of mass amounts of personal and commercial data, as well as the shut down of Sony Pictures work computers. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” had claimed responsibility. (IT news)