10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Google says its click to call mobile ads are delivering great returns. Ads that have phone numbers have click rates 6-8% higher than those without.
  • Pandora is aiming for a 2011 IPO after deciding to pass on funding from Elevation Partners.
  • Amazon reportedly will sell 8 million Kindles this year.
  • Motorola has trademarked the word “Xoom.” Could this be the name of its Android tablet? (We hope not, we don’t even know how to pronounce that word.)
  • Mark Hurd is fighting to keep the letter that led to his resignation from HP confidential. It could be made public as part of a shareholder lawsuit.
  • CalPers is not happy with how Apple’s board is structured. Directors only need one yes vote to protect their seat, which CalPers does not like.
  • Microsoft is reportedly going to introduce a new version of Windows that will be compatible with ARM chips, thus introducing a wedge in the long running Microsoft-Intel partnership.
  • If you’re on the fence about it, here’s 10 reasons NOT to buy an iPad.
  • The FCC approved net neutrality rules, but there will be a big fight over them for months (and years?) to come.
  • Google’s self driving cars are going to be a bigger success than Google’s social network says Gmail creator, and ex-Facebook employee Paul Buchheit.

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