10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning, here’s some news to take you to the weekend:

  • Facebook will not be IPOing until 2012, if not later.
  • Steve Ballmer says Apple is a tougher rival than Google, and he’s not happy that Apple has sold as many iPads as it has. Making a good slate computer is job one for Microsoft.
  • Apple is now using its own location database instead of Skyhook wireless. 
  • Major corporations downloaded a torrent of leaked Facebook pages.
  • Independent app store GetJar is on pace to deliver 1.1 billion downloads this year.
  • Foursquare now has 2.3 million users checking in 1 million times a day, says business development chief Tristan Walker.
  • Playdom has signed a 5 year deal with Facebook, and it will use Facebook credits.
  • Google is starting to sell geo-location aware display ads for mobile phones.
  • Motorola is now selling fewer phones on a quarterly basis than Apple.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is a star in India.

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