10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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The week is still young. The weather is warm. And we have plenty of news for you.

Things are looking good. 

Here’s what you need to know.

  • AT&T has a new payment plan called Next that will let you upgrade your smartphone once a year.
  • Apple is reportedly trying to convince media companies to let users skip commercials on its upcoming Apple TV product.
  • Gowalla founder Josh Williams has left Facebook. He joined a little over a year ago when Facebook bought Gowalla.
  • There’s a new 15-second trailer for Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs movie on Instagram.
  • HP added three new board members, including tech legend and former Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie.
  • Microsoft is also working on a smartwatch, and it could be made from a “translucent aluminium.”
  • HTC may release a giant 6-inch smartphone this fall.
  • A 15-year-old boy was arrested for tweeting about “mass homicide” following the Zimmerman verdict.
  • A report says Apple has pushed back plans for its iPad mini with a sharper screen to 2014.
  • Elon Musk will unveil plans for his Hyperloop transportation system on August 12.


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