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March 31, 2013, 11:45 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
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Round Up: All of Google's jokes for April Fools 2013  —  Every year, Google goes all out for April Fools' Day.  The company not only pulls together more jokes than all the other tech giants, but the company makes a point to outdo itself too.  It honestly gets difficult to keep track …
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: CNET and 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

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Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare  —  Memes and social networks have become weaponized, while many governments seem ill-equipped to understand the new reality of information warfare.

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