10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Jeff Bezos

Good morning.

Later: news all day on SAI.

Now: headlines, below.

  • Apple exec Scott Forstall is getting heat for the iPhone maps screw-up.
  • Amazon’s new Kindle “is probably the best I’ve used,” says Josh Topolsky.
  • Oracle is taking on Amazon’s cloud services.
  • 110 Microsoft employees are volunteering to teach computer science to high schoolers.
  • Apple is bending over backwards to show people how to add the Google Maps website to their phones.
  • The latest redesign to Twitter’s iPhone app has this constant user outraged.¬†
  • How a rogue appeals court wrecked America’s patent system.
  • The online Apple Store used to call Maps “the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever.” Those words have been deleted.
  • Remember colour the startup that raised $41 million on launch because its CEO,¬†Bill Nguyen, has a proven track record? Well, it no longer employs Nguyen.
  • American Idol creator Simon Cowell wants to create a new show to find the next Steve Jobs.

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