10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s today’s news:

  • Apple delivered a monster quarter last night blowing away expectations on the top and bottom line, selling 7.33 million iPads.
  • The iPad 2 will not have “retina display” says well sourced Apple blogger John Gruber.
  • Apple has listed the all time most popular iPhone and iPad apps in both free and paid.
  • The Amazon investment in Living Social is already showing some results: You can get a $20 Amazon gift card for $10 today.
  • Samsung’s Android phones are mysteriously stuck on Android 2.1. One theory for why: Samsung is in a battle with carriers over pushing out the update to 2.2.
  • The government approved Comcast’s purchase of NBC yesterday. One condition of the purchase was that Comcast give up voting rights in Hulu.
  • Microsoft still hasn’t issued a single update for Windows Phone 7 software. (At a comparable point in the iPhone’s life, Apple had issued multiple updates.)
  • Rendered photos of the HP-Palm tablet have leaked, it looks like an iPad mixed with a Palm Pre. But it might not come out until the summer.
  • Sony is expected to unveil a new Playstation portable player on January 27, and it will follow that with a phone in the weeks after.
  • Amazon expanded its web services to include a new option which is supposed to make managing the back end of applications and websites easier.

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