10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Today’s news:

  • Google CEO Larry Page spoke at the Zeitgeist conference, marking his first public utterances in a long time.
  • Best Buy is going to do a tablet just like everyone else.
  • Microsoft revealed the prices of its Surface tablets, and they’re roughly in-line with the iPad.
  • Marissa Mayer might have made a huge mistake with the person she decided to poach from Google.
  • Apple sent out invites to a special media event for October 23, where it will probably announce an iPad Mini.
  • Yahoo’s Chief Revenue Officer is on his way out.
  • Finally some good news for Zynga: It actually has a nice hit game.
  • WSJ’s personal computing guru Walt Mossberg seems to like Windows 8, but warns it “will requiring re-learning the most familiar computing system on the planet.”
  • There are more than 1 billion people using smartphones.
  • Apple made an acqui-hire buying an HTML5 design company, Particle.

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