10 Things You Need To Know This Morning


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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Business Insider’s Nicholas Carlson has a huge story documenting the founding of Pinterest. It was an overnight success that was actually four years in the making.
  • Here are Google’s plans to fix Google TV. The first version was a mess, so we caught up with Google TV manager Rishi Chandra, who was one of the first leaders of the team, to find out what Google is doing to fix it.
  • Pair, a social networking site for couples, just raised a huge seed round of funding. It has about 20 investors altogether in the new seed round.
  • Twitter couldn’t buy Instagram, so it considered buying another camera app instead. The talks broke down because the internationally-based Camera+ team didn’t want to move to San Francisco.
  • One iPhone game maker just sold to a Japanese company for $210 million. GREE bought Funzio, the developer behind Crime City and Modern War.
  • Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said the Yahoo board was “clueless.”┬áHer turnaround efforts at the company failed because she had to deal with intense scrutiny from the press and a “clueless” board.
  • The Verge just hired a ton of new writers. It’s trying to take on TechCrunch and AllThingsD.
  • It turns out that, yes, Sergey Brin is working on special projects at Google. He’s heavily involved in Google’s fringe projects at Google[x], says Google[x] engineer Sebastian Thrun.
  • Things are getting ugly again for Apple. It’s under-performing against the overall market.
  • The HTC One X is the best Android phone you can buy on AT&T right now. Business Insider’s Steve Kovach has a full in-depth look at the new Android phone.

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