10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

John Donahoe

Good morning.

  • Google is expected to resolve its antitrust issues with the FTC today.
  • Decoding serial numbers, a Google fan estimates the company has sold 370,000 Nexus 4 phones. (Not very many.)
  • Google is using a “controversial” tactic to get more Google+ users. If you sign up for any Google product, you sign-up for Google+ automatically.
  • Google and Yahoo ad networks support content piracy sites.
  • Apple lost a legal battle to Amazon. Apple didn’t think Amazon should be able to call its app store Appstore.
  • Twitter is now an $11 billion company on the private markets.
  • The Ubuntu phone now exists, and it will start shipping in 2014.
  • Technical training site Pluralsight just $27.5 million after 8 years of bootstrapping and profitability.
  • EBay is testing a service where it picks up goods people sell from their homes.
  • 60 days in, Dan Frommer still says the iPad Mini is the “real iPad.”

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