10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Gilt Groupe made its first acquisition: Bergine, an SF-based luxury local deals site.
  • Apple is partnering with Unisys to aid its invasion of the enterprise market. Unisys will provide maintenance and other services.
  • Sony’s shares rose thanks to rumblings of an Apple takeover. We think there’s zero chance it happens.
  • Startup AppMakr raised $1 million. It helps companies make their own custom iPhone apps.
  • Zynga’s valuation on the private markets is now greater than EA’s valuation on public markets.
  • Google promoted Susan Wojcicki to SVP. There are only 8 SVPs at Google. She oversees ad products.
  • Apple is developing a new checkin application for customers that come into its stores. The app is designed to improve customer service.
  • Online travel sites are protesting Google’s planned acquisition of ITA software, which is slowing the process.
  • Cloudera raised a big $25 million round.
  • Some universities are going to force students to use e-textbooks.

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