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updated at 4:22am on 10/31/2014

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Brittany Levine, Mashable — Andy Rubin, the man at the helm of Google's robotics initiative and the co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, is stepping down from his post. The robotics team, which Rubin took over less than a year ago, is to be led by James Kuffner, a Google research scientist, when Rubin leaves, a Google...

google, rubin, android

Secondary Memes

Report: Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak in upcoming Steve Jobs film

Zac Hall, 9to5Mac — Variety reports that actor Seth Rogen has been cast to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic from Sony: Seth Rogen has been set to star as Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale in Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic. We learned earlier this month that Christian Bale, who starred...

steve, jobs, rogen

What you should know about Lenovo's Motorola acquisition

Agam Shah, PCWorld — China’s Lenovo finally has the global smartphone presence it has craved, finalizing the purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion. Motorola’s offerings in mature markets will complement Lenovo’s growing smartphone presence in developing countries. Lenovo hopes to unseat the likes of...

lenovo, motorola, google

Tertiary Memes

Games with Gold November Lineup Includes Volgarr the Viking, Red Faction, Viva Pinata

Softpedia News (Andrei Dobra), Softpedia News > Global — Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Gold subscribers across the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms will...

xbox, gold, games

GoPro Up 5%: Q3 Revenue, EPS Beat

Tiernan Ray, Tech Trader Daily — Shares of adventure camera maker GoPro (GPRO) are up $3.33, or 5%, at $71.58, after the company this...

revenue, million, linkedin

This Russian Official’s Homophobic Comment Is A Reminder Of Why Tim Cook Is The Only Openly Gay Fortune 500 CEO (AAPL)

Eugene Kim, Tech — After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality for the first time on Thursday, a member of the...

cook, gains, tim

Your Instagram feed will now be filled with video ads

Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable — If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a 15-second video has to be worth quite a bit more. Instagram has launched...

instagram, video, feed

Hands-on with the brand new Microsoft Band

Richard Devine, iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog — Last night – in a somewhat bungled outing, no less – Microsoft officially joined the wearable market with...

microsoft, band, fitness

First Look finds the hard part isn’t the journalism, it’s reinventing how a newsroom works

Mathew Ingram, Gigaom Search — The Intercept -- a magazine that is part of Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media -- has written a piece about...

look, first, media

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