10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s today’s news:

  • Yahoo will be laying off 650-700 employees, mostly in the product division today.
  • Deja Vu: Microsoft will show off a line of “slates” at CES this year.
  • Gmail creator Paul Buchheit predicts Chrome OS will be killed off next year, or merged with Android.
  • Infinity Blade grossed over $1.6 million in four days through iOS.
  • Chinese tech company Tencent had the best year in tech from a growth perspective says Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
  • South Korean Android sales are going “berserk,” says Andy Rubin. Asia in general is doing really well.
  • Comcast is testing a new set top box in Georgia that combines cable with the internet. (No, it’s not Google TV.)
  • Carol Bartz has one year to turn things around at Yahoo, or she’s out.
  • Facebook shares are up 77% in three months.
  • Japanese publishers are complaining that Apple has distributed illegal scans of their work through iTunes.

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