10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. News!

  • Airline travellers leave their gadgets “on” about 30% of the time, according to a new study.
  • Facebook is reportedly trying to buy Israeli mapping startup Waze for $1 billion. Here’s a little analysis on why.
  • Now that it’s doing a lot more digital video, the WSJ would like its reporters to look better in front of the camera, please – “neat and professional dress, combed hair…”
  • Matrix Partners closed its tenth fund, Matrix X. It raised $450 million.
  • A High Schooler posted his principle’s mug shot on Instagram. Then he got suspended.
  • Microsoft says Yammer sales are up 259% over the last year.
  • If, for some inexplicable reason, you ever wanted a TV that bends Samsung has a patent on the technology. Something we can expect in the Galaxy S…10?
  • “ESPN has approached at least one major carrier about excluding its sports videos from mobile data caps.”
  • The International Space Station is switching from Windows to Linux for improved reliability.
  • Activist investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management proposed a buyout alternative to Michael Dell’s take-private offer.

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