10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Apple is holding an event focused on the Mac today. We’ll have live coverage. Two things that should be coming are a refreshed MacBook Air, and iLife 11.
  • Google Ventures invested in local deals company Signpost.
  • Facebook’s Joe Hewitt ripped Google over its description of Android as “open,” because he says Google still controls it, ultimately. The interesting subtext is that Facebook is working on a mobile operating system using Android as the base.
  • Barnes & Noble is holding a special event next week, which suggest a Nookl 2 is coming.
  • Adobe’s CEO danced away from a question about a Microsoft acquisition, saying “We value our independence.”
  • Yahoo loses another exec! This time it’s the head of mobile in North America.
  • EA is said to looking at buying mobile publisher Chillingo, the company behind Angry Birds and Cut The Rope.
  • Lenovo is waiting till summer 2011 to release an Android tablet, and will probably never do a Windows 7 tablet.
  • Paul Graham has a fabulous, must-read essay explaining angels, super-angels, and VCs.
  • Netflix reports earnings tonight. Here’s a preview from the AP.

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