10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Happy Thanksgiving eve. Here’s the news:

  • Oracle won its case against SAP, and SAP is being told to pay $1.3 billion.
  • GetJar, a successful indie app store has a tough time competing with Apple’s App Store, and the Android Market.
  • The ITC will investigate Apple’s patent claims against Motorola. If the ITC sees merit in Apple’s claim, it could potentially ban Motorola phones from entering the U.S.
  • Microsoft is supporting efforts to bash Google in the EU.
  • Start-ups don’t trust corporate VCs because they are unreliable and they often offer competing services.
  • Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures announced they are invested in Tasty Labs, a new startup from Joshua Schachter of Delicious.
  • The SEC is investigating whether or not channel checks — when analysts hang out in stores and see what’s selling — are illegal.
  • Biz Stone says Twitter’s not for sale, not even for $5 billion.
  • Facebook’s shares are being sliced and diced and turned into derivatives.
  • Diaspora, the open sourced social network project that gained traction when anti-Facebook hysteria broke out earlier this year is finally launching as an alpha product.
  • Bonus: If you haven’t see our office tour of Groupon, you’re missing out. It’s a funny startup ยป

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