10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Happy Friday!For a short week, there’s still a lot going on. Here’s the news:

  • Sony is also trying to disrupt the cable industry, but it’s not working out very well so far.
  • Here are some leaked photos of RIM’s next BlackBerry phone on Verizon and AT&T.
  • Buzzfeed is now valued at ~$200 million after raising a $19 million Series D round.
  • Check out Ubuntu, the alternative smartphone operating system that will launch at the end of this year.
  • Pinterest made its first acquisition.
  • Apple is not going to buy mapping startup Waze, despite earlier reports.
  • The FTC ruled Google isn’t abusing its powers in search.
  • Facebook Messenger lets you send brief voice messages to your friends.
  • The Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher will be released in April.
  • Barnes & Noble reported disappointing Nook sales over the holidays.

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