10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Apple WWDC 2012

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Apple’s big developers conference kicks off today at 10 AM on the West Coast. Here are all the big product releases we’re expecting Apple to announce.
  • Excitement is clearly running high for Apple’s big event. The line to get into WWDC started forming almost a full day in advance. 
  • If you couldn’t make it out to the event, check out our sneak peak inside the Moscone centre where it’s being held.
  • Business Insider’s Owen Thomas spotted something strange in Twitter’s first television commercial: It looks like the company is launching dedicated URLs for hashtags.
  • In other Twitter news, the company just moved into its new headquarters at 1355 Market Street.
  • Google’s head of mobile says there are now more than 900,000 Android devices activated each day.
  • Facebook’s growth spurt may be over. The social network’s user growth rate plummeted to just 5% in April from the year before, its lowest year-over-year growth rate since at least 2008.
  • Samsung is denying recent rumours that it is looking to buy up Nokia, according to The Next Web.
  • LinkedIn says that no user accounts were compromised by the massive theft of 6.5 million passwords last week.
  • In case you missed it over the weekend: Billionaire investor Peter Thiel explains why everything you remember about the 1990s is wrong.

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