10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Howdy! Here’s the big news:

  • Sheryl Sandberg recently gave away $11.8 million in Facebook stock. It may have gone to a charity she supports.
  • Pandora shares were down 20 per cent in after-hours trading following disappointing guidance in their fiscal Q3 financial results.
  • Marissa’s Mayer latest redesign of Yahoo.com could launch as early as this week.
  • Lead New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton gave a rave review of Apple’s iPad Mini and called it his “desert island device.”
  • Yahoo, Microsoft, and AppNexus were fairly close to doing a huge deal together over the summer, but then Yahoo’s board replaced CEO Ross Levinsohn with Marissa Mayer.
  • Yahoo has acquired a 9-month-old startup called OnTheAir. It’s been described as a “Skype Meets Google+ Hangouts.”
  • College kids think they may have found a young entrepreneur with Zuckerberg potential.
  • Summit Series, a popular 3-day conference among partiers/entrepreneurs, has obtained a $40 million mountain in Eden, Utah for all of its future events. But $40 million just covers the cost of the 10,000 acres. Now it has to raise a bunch more to build on the land.
  • Carlos Bazan-Canabal, the founder of Worldwide Directories, sued Yahoo and won a $2.7 billion judgment in a Mexican court for breach of contract and other grounds. He now appears to be taking steps to enforce that judgment in the United States.
  • If you’re tired of Instagram, you’ll enjoy this College humour parody that’s going viral.

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