10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Facebook Home has been downloaded 500,000 times in two weeks.

Good morning. News:

  • UK gambling site Betfair says: hah, $1.3 billion is not enough to buy us!
  • Tech firms have already donated $32 million toward Chinese earthquake victims, with Apple and Samsung leading the way.
  • Asian gadget-makers say they are trying to lessen their reliance on Apple. “Those in the industry often jokingly refer to the company as ‘Poison Apple’ because of its hard-to-meet high standards and low price expectations.”
  • Google’s app store revenues are growing fast, but they are still way behind Apple’s.
  • Groupon stock is up 40% since Andrew Mason was fired.
  • Startup CEOs should not try to be the next Steve Jobs, says an ex-Apple employee.
  • This is what it’s like when Yahoo buys your startup and then starves it to death.
  • Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” set a single day record for plays.
  • New York Times columnist David Carr says CNN melted under the pressure of the Boston bombings.┬áCNN interviewer Piers Morgan isn’t happy about it.
  • Facebook Home downloads reached 500,000.

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