10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Apple announced major upgrades for its line of MacBooks, a new iOS for iPhone and much more at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.
  • Apple updated the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a thinner body, and made the MacBook Air faster.
  • iOS 6 for iPhone comes with deeper Facebook integration, a refreshed App Store and an improved Siri. Here’s our tour of all the new features.
  • Apple’s newest operating system for Macs got a big update too. Mac OS X 10.8 comes with Game centre, iCloud integration and a dictation feature.
  • Apple also finally unveiled its alternative to Google Maps for mobile, but it’s missing at least one key feature.
  • The big takeaway from the event, according to Business Insider’s Jay Yarow, is that Apple is really going to try to kill Google.
  • In other non-Apple news: Asus spilled the beans that Google’s first Android tablet is coming later this month.
  • Facebook just hired everyone from a startup called Pieceable and will now shut it down.
  • Twitter has officially moved into its new office at 1355 Market Street. Employees celebrated with lunch out on the rooftop garden of the office.
  • Here’s who might buy Jack Dorsey’s mobile payments startup Square if it can’t raise $250 million.

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