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Good morning! Here’s the news:
- Motorola has resurrected the RAZR brand with its newest phone — the ultra-thin Droid RAZR.
- Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Nexus. It’s the first phone to run Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of Android.
- Samsung will also roll out a chat product called ChatOn. Unlike BBM and iMessage, ChatOn is available on multiple platforms.
- Groupon is set to begin its IPO road show next week.
- Apple earnings came in yesterday, and they were lighter than expected.
- Yahoo’s earnings are in as well. The company beat profit expectations while revenue shrunk.
- Bill Maris, partner at Google Ventures, says that Google’s venture arm doesn’t work for the company.
- Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren explains why there’s room for his company to exist alongside Spotify — Pandora is for discovery, Spotify is for listening.
- The Sony Vita, a new touchscreen gaming device, hits the US in February.
- Mary Meeker points out that, despite a recession and huge foreign competition, the US is still a leader in the smartphone market.