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[pivotCE] News Crumbs – 15th AUGUST 2016


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The toaster’s been back in action, so let’s shake out some fresh crumbs:

  • A good spot from the forums:
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  • We know the old story:
  • Ex-webOS developer, Andrew Rich joins Slack (and gets a half-marathon personal best!): . The third thing is of course a mention on pivotCE! </body></html>
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