10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. For Sandy-related news, see our main front page.For tech news, continue here:

  • Here’s how East Coast Apple Stores are preparing for the storm.
  • Amazon mocked the iPad Mini in a new ad on its homepage.
  • IBM researchers were able to “pattern an array of carbon nanotubes on the surface of a silicon wafer” – which means that we’re going to keep getting better microchips for at least another decade.
  • Penguin and Random House’s parent companies, Pearson and Bertelsmann have created a joint publishing venture in an attempt to survive the Amazon onslaught.
  • E-Ink, the company that makes the screens for e-readers is struggling in a tablet age.
  • Early stage startup investor Ron Conway is helping the tech industry take over San Francisco politics.
  • Steve Jobs’s yacht is finally done. It’s white with a lot of glass, of course.
  • This is what it’s like shutting your startup down.
  • How Apple has mastered the art of “planned obsolescence.”
  • Another big insider lock-up of Facebook shares was set to expire today, but the market is closed.

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