10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Steve Sinofsky Windows 8 Build

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Howdy. Here’s a hot plate of news for you:

  • Former News Corp COO Peter Chernin joined Twitter’s board.
  • China is cracking down on iPhone-smuggling housewives.
  • Mark Pincus has been “near tears” over Zynga’s downfall, says his executive coach.
  • Google wanted to partner with DISH Network to build a rival to Verizon and AT&T’s wireless networks.
  • AOL’s mobile products boss is out.
  • Steven Sinofsky responds to his critics in a comments section of a blog post.
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer hired back a senior executive who bolted under Scott Thompson.
  • Groupon is de-emphasising daily deals.
  • A study shows Windows users are lukewarm about upgrading, may opt for Apple products.
  • The LTE iPad Mini hits stores today.

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