10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Microsoft is holding a Bing event today. Facebook is going to be there. Will they team up to take out Google?
  • Hon Hai (parent of Foxconn) is said to be raising its prices, which means Apple’s goods could become more expensive, or Apple’s margins could be hurt.
  • Google gained search audience in September, Yahoo dropped, and Bing was up slightly.
  • Kleiner Perkins will bring in $100 million from the sale of ngmoco to DeNA.
  • Sony revealed its Google TV lineup. TVs go from $600 – $1,400, from 24″ – 46″.
  • Intel earnings beat estimates. On the earnings call, CEO Paul Otellini said Intel will do all it can to win the tablet market.
  • Microsoft is making Zune software for the Mac, and allowing Mac users to sync their Windows Phone 7s.
  • Ex-Google CIO Doug Merrill has a new start up — ZestCash. It’s a short term loan business.
  • Seed investing is eating into traditional VC business, a new study reveals.
  • Google promoted Marissa Mayer, and put her in charge of location products.

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