10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. It’s December already.

  • Brian Williams interviewed Tim Cook in Grand Central¬†and New Yorkers didn’t seem recognise them (or passerbys were just being polite.)
  • Apple iMacs say they are “assembled in the US,” but are they really?
  • Silicon Valley’s most influential startup incubator, Y Combinator, says its Winter 2013 batch of startups will be much smaller than last year, producing 50 companies instead of 80+.
  • While the market for startup financing suffers, new Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon says “Good entrepreneurs spend most of their time focusing on the other market: the one between their company and their customers.”
  • TechCrunch Facebook is in talks to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp, which is rumoured to have as many as 100 million daily active users.
  • Lending money to Chinese Internet giant Baidu is now considered less risky than lending money to Google.
  • Rupert Murdoch’s daughter, Elizabeth, was profiled by Ken Auletta in The New Yorker.
  • Mark Zuckerberg made $3.5 billion last month.
  • Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee, who had been on the run from authorities in Belize, has reportedly been captured.¬†(Update: He says he’s safe.)
  • Market-research company IDC predicts next year’s big tech trends.

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