10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Microsoft says that Google is too unpredictable — the company “spooks customers” by cancelling products too quickly.
  • Max Levchin became chairman of Kaggle, a startup that helps NASA solve impossible problems.
  • Apple admits there’s a problem with the battery life in the iPhone 4S. A software fix is coming soon.
  • A new iPad is likely on the way in March,┬ábut it won’t be called “iPad 3.”
  • The Steve Jobs biography has outsold every book since George W. Bush’s memoir.
  • Yahoo launched Livestand, a Flipboard clone.
  • Here’s a look at what Google’s $100 million content push for YouTube will be like.
  • Gmail totally fumbled its iOS app release and pulled it from the App Store — it turns out that Google doesn’t care about iOS.
  • On top of that, Googler Vint Cerf acknowledges that Google’s business model is at conflict with your privacy.
  • After several months of analysis, Groupon stock hits the market on Friday.

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