10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Facebook’s answer to the App Store is just days away from launching, says a source briefed by Facebook.
  • Foursquare’s big redesign is now live. Here’s a look at everything that has changed.
  • Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning opened up to Business Insider about Airtime, the Facebook IPO and much, much more.
  • Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo revealed that the company’s mobile advertising revenue actually beat its desktop advertising revenue on certain days this year. Hear that, Facebook?
  • Samsung just replaced its CEO in the middle of a heated battle with Apple for control of the smartphone market, according to Reuters. The new CEO, Kwon Oh-hyun, currently heads up Samsung’s components business.
  • Google’s big announcement about Google Maps yesterday turned out to be a whole lot of nothing. It’s now clearer than ever that Google is terrified of losing the mobile map war to Apple.
  • Business Insider’s Jay Yarow argues that Microsoft is in danger of flying straight into a mountain with the upcoming release of Windows 8. The early reviews are really bad.
  • Mashable’s founder and CEO Pete Cashmore may be worth as much as $95 million, according to a report in The New York Times.
  • If you haven’t done it already, use this app right now to check out if your LinkedIn password was hacked yesterday.
  • In case you missed it: Here are the five world-changing stories going on in tech that we’re tracking right now.

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