10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning, here’s the news you need:

  • Russian Internet company Mail.Ru is filing for an $876 million IPO. Mail.ru is an investor in Facebook.
  • A hot rumour started on Sunday that Apple would invest in Facebook as part of a series E round. Facebook says there’s no truth to the rumour.
  • Microsoft’s next version of Windows probably won’t hit until 2012.
  • Apple’s iPad is a huge hit in Hollywood, and it’s leading to free publicity.
  • Eric Schmidt said people upset about Street View can just move out of their homes. (We think and hope he’s joking.)
  • Outgoing Microsoft software guru Ray Ozzie has written another big memo about the company called “Dawn of a New Day.”
  • Zynga isn’t simply about virtual currency, it’s also starting to developer a strong ad business.
  • An illustration/picture of the new Nook has hit the web, looks like it’s going to be full colour.
  • Apple’s data centre in North Carolina should open “any day now.” The company is already reportedly interested in doubling its size.
  • Android is still not a good platform for developers looking to get paid, says the NYT.

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