10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Apple’s stock closed at an all-time high, putting the company’s market cap just $20 billion behind the combined value of Google and Microsoft.
  • If you want to get an idea about what the next iPhone will look like, then take a look at these iPhone 5 cases that are sprouting up.
  • Lost in the news about Netflix’s decision to split up is the fact that Netflix is in a battle with the SEC over disclosing subscriber churn numbers. Netflix says it doesn’t matter, the SEC says it does.
  • Google’s big NFC-based Google Wallet is now live.
  • Big investigative piece on an Amazon warehouse in rural Pennsylvania reveals brutal working conditions.
  • HP is laying off 525 WebOS employees.
  • Microsoft paid $1.5 million to a female executive in the UK who was unfairly passed over for a promotion.
  • Months after its announcement, Yahoo still hasn’t launched its Flipboard competitor, but it says its going to very soon.
  • Facebook is about to add Read, Watched, Listened buttons and much more at its big developer conference on Thursday.
  • Check out 10 of the coolest patents held by Steve Jobs.

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