10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Amazon has come out in favour of an Internet sales tax.
  • Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has an “MIA list” of under-performing employees, and if they don’t shape up, they surrender pay or stock.
  • So many people are shorting Groupon stock that it’s impossible to do it yourself.
  • The FTC might force Facebook to be more transparent on privacy settings.
  • Stubhub founder Jeff Fluhr just launched a new startup called Spreecast. We don’t really get it.
  • Apple released an iOS 5 update that addresses problems with iPhone 4S battery life.
  • Thrillist Rewards, a small part of Thrillist that’s been quietly crushing for a while, is getting its own iPhone and Android app.
  • Russia has a weird, scary plan to monitor the Internet.
  • Google’s latest acquisition, Apture, will help make Chrome more powerful.
  • The Hong Kong iPhone launch was quite a scene, with over 3,000 people in line to buy one.

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