10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! We gathered the news below.After, come back to SAI all day for live news and analysis.

  • @Pontifex will live on, if the next pope wants.
  • The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki: “Apple’s competitors are finally doing a better job of making the kinds of phones that customers want.”
  • The durability of the curved screen on the iWatch will be Apple’s biggest challenge.
  • Quora is bigger in India than it is in the US.
  • This startup picks up your snail mail for you and then converts it into email.
  • HP CEO Meg Whitman, who once ran for California governor as a Republican, now supports gay marriage.
  • Foursquare’s new business: It will give users who hook up their credit cards to the service cash rewards for using certain coupons.
  • Boston-based VC firm Spark Capital just raised $450 million, which it will use to fund its current startups through their exits.
  • Google’s Android leader, Andy Rubin, is worried about the rise of Samsung. He says the Motorola purchase is an insurance policy.
  • Apple settled a class-action suit where parents were complaining that their kids accidentally bought in-app virtual goods. Everyone gets five bucks.

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