10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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How was Independence Day Weekend? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Apple just placed an order to its suppliers for 15 million iPhone 5s, set to ship in September.
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is building a “new girls’ network” in Silicon Valley to displace the old boys’ network.
  • In case you missed it last Friday: Zynga filed to go public. It earned $12 million on $235 million in revenue in Q1.
  • Google lets its real time search deal with Twitter expire. Google used to buy access to Twitter’s “firehose”, or all the tweets in real time, for its real time search.
  • South Korea will rid its schools of paper by 2015, replacing everything with tablets.
  • Hank Vigil, a top Microsoft adviser, is leaving the company.
  • Facebook is planning a big announcement this week. The chatter is it might be Skype-powered video chat.
  • HP realises there’s no way its TouchPad can beat the iPad, so it’s pitching it as an enterprise product.
  • Joe Biden joins Twitter.
  • BONUS: New trend! #twintros.

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