10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. We have lots of Sandy-related news on our front page if you are looking for that.In the meantime, here’s tech news:

  • Yesterday brought a massive shakeup to Apple. Scott Forstall, who designed iOS is out. So is Apple retail boss.
  • Forstall is out because he didn’t get along with others and he ran out of ideas. Reportedly, he refused to sign Apple’s apology for its poorly-received Maps app.
  • The big winner in the shake-up is Jony Ive. Ive used to be Apple’s hardware design guru. Now he does software too. The last person to hold the same responsibilities was Steve Jobs.
  • Rank and file Apple designers are thrilled with the outcome.
  • Meanwhile, Google released a new version of its flagship Android phone, the Nexus. It’s a big step back says our reviewer.
  • Microsoft upgraded its Windows 8 Phone operating system.
  • Andreessen Horowitz invested $15 million in mobile billing startup ItsOn Mobile.
  • Nokia will ship new Lumia phones this week.
  • Mark Cuban says Apple TV is a pipe dream.
  • Sandy took out Buzzfeed, Gawker, and HuffPo for hours last night.

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