10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s today’s news:

  • Microsoft’s “Halo: Reach” racked up $200 million in sales in 24 hours, the biggest ever game release for Microsoft.
  • Google is close to completing another search deal with MySpace, but this time the deal will not have no big guaranteed payments.
  • Microsoft thinks it can sell 3 million Kinects for Xbox in two months.
  • Apple is losing share in the overall smartphone market to Android, says comScore.
  • Yahoo has lost another long time exec, David Ku, SVP of ad products.
  • Diaspora, the open source alternative to Facebook which started in the wake of Facebook’s privacy issues, is releasing its code.
  • ex-eBay chief Meg Whitman has spent $119 million on her California governor campaign, which is more than any self-funded candidate ever.
  • Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz ripped iAds, saying they will “fall apart.”
  • Microsoft is closing in on a deal to gain access to key Facebook data for Bing.
  • Skyhook wireless is suing Google, saying the search giant forced carriers to exclude Skyhook’s services in favour of Google’s.

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