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March 31, 2013, 9:50 PM

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Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider:
Angry Twitterers Are Threatening To Switch To Bing After Google Honors Labor Leader Cesar Chavez On Easter  —  Google's decision to celebrate Cesar Chavez's birthday today in its Doodle, rather than Easter, has spurred some mixed reviews on Twitter.  —  Cesar Chavez, whose 86th birthday would be today …
Scott Weiss:
The Building is the New Server  —  The personal computer is dead.  As quickly as we moved from the desktop to the laptop, we are moving to the tablet — never to return.  With the death of the PC, an entire ecosystem dies with it.  The chipset is ARM based, rather than Intel.
Tweets: @qthrul and @wroloson
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Lowest Cost Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Now On Sale In The U.S. - $25 Model A Suited For Battery/Solar Powered Projects  —  The Raspberry Pi microcomputer prides itself on being affordable, with its tiny $35 price-tag for the original Model B Pi.  But now its lowest cost board — the $25 Model A …
Sandro Villinger / ITworld.com:
7 hidden gems in Windows Blue  —  Some yet-to-be unveiled facts and hints about what's coming to the Windows ecosystem in late 2013.  —  Windows Blue, leaked last Sunday.  And a few days later, Microsoft publicly acknowledged its existence (coincidentally or not) in the announcement for its BUILD conference.
More: TechSpot, Neowin and ZDNet
Tweets: @h0x0d and @getwired
Bloomberg:
Michael Dell Said to Consider Blackstone LBO With CEO Guarantee  —  Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell will only consider backing a buyout by Blackstone Group LP if the private-equity firm guarantees he can remain as chief executive officer, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
More: CNET and AllThingsD
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
TV Service Providers Held Talks With Aereo  —  Aereo Inc., the Web television startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has discussed partnerships with major pay-TV distributors and Internet service providers, including AT&T Inc. and Dish Network Corp., as it looks to roll out its fledgling service …
More: The Verge
Luke O'Neil / Slate:
Boston police catfishing indie rockers: Cops pose as punks on the Internet.  —  The Boston police go undercover on the Internet to stop the city's most dreaded scourge: DIY indie-rock shows.  —  As anyone who's watched a single crime story on TV or film knows, undercover detective work is dangerous business.
More: CNET, Boing Boing and Gawker
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Google's ‘If I Had Glass’ winners list dominated by celebrities, popular Twitter accounts  —  Google's “If I Had Glass” competition has always been a public affair: applications were submitted using a hashtag on Twitter and Google+, and winners offered the opportunity to be among …
Hank Green:
Lessons Learned from YouTube's $300M Hole  —  For those of you who don't know, John and I were recipients of part of YouTube's “Original Channel” funding initiative.  We used that money to start Crash Course and SciShow.  We were extremely excited to get the chance to have some real capital …
More: Beyond SearchTweets: @ralfressmann and @jenny8lee

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