10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Tim Cook

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Good morning.

  • Late Friday, Microsoft comms boss Frank Shaw went after Google comms boss Jill Hazelbaker on Twitter, accusing her of planting an anti-Microsoft story in BusinessWeek.
  • French journalists infiltrated Foxconn and found that working conditions are still poor, despite promises from Apple and Foxconn.
  • Apple is trading below $500, following a busy Sunday of news; China iPhone 5 sales figures came out and an analyst slashed his price target.
  • Google is facing supply chain shortages for its Nexus 4, and it’s apologizing to customers for delays.
  • Facebook is launching a competitor to Snapchat, the app which is obviously used for sexting.
  • Google chairman Eric Schmidt interviewed Stephen Colbert for an hour.
  • FTC regulators might end their anti-trust investigation of Google as soon as this week.
  • Samsung acquired NVELO, which makes software that makes solid state drives even faster.
  • This cartoonist is Facebook friends with Ryan Lanza, the man misidentified as the Sandy Hook gunman.
  • Twitter offered to buy Instagram for $525 million, and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom may be in trouble because he told a court he had no other offers before accepting Facebook’s $1 billion.

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