10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Tim Cook Apple WWDC 2012

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Apple is finally planning to kill off Ping, its failed attempt at a social network, with the next release of iTunes, AllThingsD reports.
  • Tim Cook revealed that Apple will come out with a refresh for the Mac Pro sometime later next year, in response to complaints from customers.
  • Here are all the products that Apple just declared war on during its developers conference this week.
  • Yahoo and CNBC have launched a huge content partnership deal that’s designed to clobber Bloomberg.
  • SinglePlatform, a startup for local business listings, has been acquired by Constant Contact for $100 million.
  • Facebook wants to buy Wildfire, a social media marketing tool provider, for around $250 million.
  • Facebook’s New York team just trashed Silicon Valley in a new article on Wired. They think it lacks the “variety of experience” that New York offers.
  • Google, Facebook and Twitter will be the only winners from the introduction of new top-level domain names that kicks off today.
  • Microsoft is suddenly cool again, at least for interns anyway.
  • In case you missed it: Here’s what it’s like when your startup suddenly becomes worth $270 million.

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