10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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  • A man is suing Facebook, claiming he owns 84% of the company.
  • Amazon is trying to hook students, offering 1 year of Amazon Prime for free if you have an email address with .edu.
  • Consumer Reports announced that it can’t recommend the iPhone 4, even though it thinks the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone on the market.
  • HP acquired NYC startup Motionbox for $20 million. Motionbox allows users to easily edit and upload video.
  • EHarmony has over $250 million in annual revenue and might be an IPO candidate.
  • Tweetdeck has been downloaded 15 million times for the desktop, and 2.5 million times for the iPhone. Looks like monetization is next for Tweetdeck.
  • Andreessen Horowitz is looking to raise another round of cash for itself.
  • June comScore search numbers came out yesterday. Google is slightly down and Yahoo and Bing are slightly up.
  • InMobi, one of the largest independent ad networks just raised $8 million from Kleiner Perkins.
  • Skype is blocking startup Fring from using its video chat service with the iPhone 4 because Fring would damage the Skype brand.

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