10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Verizon has a big announcement at 11 AM eastern, we’ll be there live. We expect the carrier to announce plans to sell the iPhone.
  • How will AT&T deal with the loss of iPhone exclusivity? It’s locking people into contracts, marketing, and improving the network.
  • News Corp. is releasing its iPad only newspaper next Wednesday, and Steve Jobs is expected to be on stage when Rupert Murdoch introduces it.
  • Institutional investors are scared to miss the next big thing, so they’re piling into startups. It won’t end well, says Roger McNamee.
  • Google is expected to release Ice Cream, it’s next Android OS iteration in the summer.
  • Here’s a weird feature of Motorola’s Xoom tablet: It’s expected to have a barometer.
  • AMD’s CEO was ousted, and now the company is looking for a new boss to fight Intel, and get chips into tablets.
  • Intel will pay NVIDIA $1.5 billion over the next six years for access to its patent portfolio. NVIDIA will also get access to Intel patents.
  • Winklevoss twins are going back to court today to dispute their settlement with Facebook.
  • Groupon’s international expansion through acquisition continues: It bought companies in Israel, South Africa, and India.

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