10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

crowley skeesFoursquare CEO Dennis Crowley

Good morning. Lots of news today. Let’s get to it.

  • Samsung announced it will sell another version of the Galaxy phone. The screen is going to be huge: 6.3 inches.
  • Foursquare finally landed another round of investment – $41 million from Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures.
  • Yahoo is trying to poach Ad.com CEO Ned Brody from AOL.
  • Apple is hiring someone who can help it build flexible displays. Slap-bracelet iWatch, anyone?
  • Microsoft fired an executive who tweeted antagonistically toward customers.
  • Apparently, you can hijack an airliner with an Android phone. Just great.
  • Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group has a name and website, FWD.us.
  • Facebook acquired a startup called Osmeta, which described itself as a “team of “world-renowned hackers and highly accomplished researchers capable of herculean software engineering.”
  • Google Street View captures people doing bizarre things. Here is a web site dedicated to sharing all of it with you.
  • VC funding activity was up 17% during the first quarter – the most since the dotcom days.

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