10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning, here’s the news:

  • Apple beat RIM in Q3 smartphone shipments for the U.S., but was outsold by Android-based phones nearly 2 to 1.
  • Google Wave inventor Lars Rasmussen quit for Facebook saying Google isn’t patient and it’s so big that it’s unweildy now.
  • The 3D craze is slow to get off the ground, and ESPN 3D isn’t delivering any ROI says an exec with the company.
  • After just five months at Google, AdMob CEO Omar Hamoui left the company.
  • Another search engine startup has launched — Blekko allows you to create specialty searches.
  • eBay is redesigning its site, hoping it will lead to more sales for the holidays.
  • Oracle is looking for $2.3 billion from SAP in a case centered on SAP downloading software code from Oracle.
  • IBM is approaching Fortinet, a network security company, about a takeover. Fortinet’s market cap is just over $2 billion.
  • Apple’s iPhone can’t figure out daylight savings time — some “smart” phone.
  • Apple is now suing Motorola over phone patents.

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